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4.0 out of 5 stars Closest I've found to simulating the look of daylight, June 9, 2011
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I bought two of these lights after seeing them mentioned on a food blog I read. As a food blogger, I'm constantly taking pictures of my food. Natural daylight is best for this purpose, but isn't always an option especially in the winter or if you're cooking late at night. Because of that, I needed a solution. I'd been previously using a CowboyStudio Table Top Photo Studio Light Tent Kit in a Box - 1 Tent, 2 Light Set, 1 Stand, 1 Case and while it was better than no light at all, the results weren't great. I liked it at first, but then found its size to be a huge limitation and that my pictures never looked as great as bloggers who were using daylight.

Six months ago I switched to these lights instead and have been pretty happy. It's taken some playing around to figure out the right way to position them so I don't get too much glare off shiny objects like plates or glasses, but still get enough light for the right amount of shadows and brightness in my pictures. Overall it's been a pretty good experience.

The only thing I don't like at all is the construction of these lights. When they come you have to assemble them, which I found to be a bit tricky and the whole time I kept thinking how cheap the construction felt for how much they cost. Granted, they are MUCH cheaper than a lot of professional lighting equipment, but for the price I wasn't picturing something that had to be assembled or seems like it could be damaged so easily. Thankfully, six months later these have held up well even though I sometimes cart them to other locations to shoot, but I am a little bit nervous about how these will hold up 1 or 2 years down the road. If they do fail expect that I'll come back and update this review so if anything happens.
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