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Posted 17 Jun 2013Jayne,
I have 8 fixtures in my track lighting. I use (4) 75W halogen spotlights (900 lumens each), and (4) 50W incandescent flood lights (490 lumens each). I think my booth is bright enough, however I usually think I have one or two corners that I wish were brighter. I just finished a show this weekend that included some nighttime hours, once the sun went down I saw other booths that were brighter than mine. So now I want to add maybe one or two fixtures to my setup, or get new bulbs with more lumens.
Although, I've never felt my booth wasn't bright enough at any indoor show, so the above is plenty of light for an indoor space that comes with it's own ambient light.
Another thing ... I bought my bulbs several years ago ... I would not recommend halogens or incandescents now, because they get really hot! My booth was really warm, whereas if I stepped outside the canopy it was cool and breezy. If I stand right in the path of a halogen, I feel like I'm in a broiler. The bulbs also seemed to attract gnats ... ugh. I'm thinking of switching to those new LED bulbs. From what I've read, they do not get hot or attract bugs. They are about $12 each, not cheap but still cheaper than the halogen spotlights, which were $15 each.
Posted 16 Jun 2013
Posted 15 Jun 2013John got a car? All I got was an envelope full of cash. Darn, if I had known, I would have tried to leverage a minivan :-)
Pres, I agree with everyone that you will do a terrific job!
Posted 5 Jun 2013For small pots that are meant to be picked up and held and tipped, they need to be "comfortable" most of all. But for me "light" is part of that. I try to make those pots light.
I have purchased a pot that was "too light." It had a very thin delicate lip, and although the potter claimed it was dishwasher safe, it emerged from the dishwasher with tiny chips on the lip. Too bad it was really gorgeous. Now it sits on a shelf.
There is a potter who's work I admired in photos for years. I was excited when I got the opportunity to see the work in person, and purchase something. I was disappointed that the mugs and bowls were bottom-heavy. Not a little, a lot! I passed on purchasing. I couldn't see myself wanting to use the uncomfortable mugs.
Posted 3 Jun 2013I just finished a blog post about my new photo stand. It shows how to build a bare-bones, cheap photo stand. And it provides my own personal answer to what kind of bulbs to buy, and how many:
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