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$20 Work Light vs $900 Studio Strobe for a Food Photo

4 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

How does a $20 work light from a hardware store compare to a $900 studio strobe when it comes to food photography? Photographer Skyler Burt of We Eat Together recently decided to find out. He pitted a HDX 500w halogen work light against a $900 Elinchrom Pro HD 500W monolight .
You can watch Burt's experiment and results in the 7-minute video above.
Downsides of the work light are its heat (it's not a light you'll want to shoot meltable foods with) and its color. To correct the harshness of the light, Burt used a couple of sheets of parchment paper as a simple and cheap diffuser.
After...
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