I have to do a photoshoot for leopard geckos in the near future, it will be for a breeder so I want to focus on proper lighting- no shadows, good color replication etc.
However, I feel that shooting reptiles one need to be versatile as they aren't very stationary- needing to me to adjust positions and angles of lighting very often.
My two options are:
1) LED- Clip on reading lamps with flexible tube necks- like the ones from IKEA, I've read they're rated for high lumens (brightness).
2) Another flash unit- I will be needing another one in the future anyhow, but the price is much more restrictive in the short-run. I feel like the power options of an external flash are overkill for Fill and Back lighting a small gecko. Additionally I would have to buy a stand to mount the flash on, and this is a further expense even considering the Yongnuo ones, for a student
Gear: D3200 + Sigma 70mm + YN560TX + YN560 III. Feel free to ask for any further information.
Context: The gecko will be shot in some sort of DIY lightbox, mostly white background.