The Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit helps you obtain professional quality photos in the comfort of your own home.Erin Manning is a professional photographer, teacher and television personality. In the award-winning educational DVD she helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical mumbo-jumbo into everyday words with a friendly teaching style. Join Erin as she takes a head shot for online profiles, creates a pizza party invitation, captures a play date with 3-year old twins and more.The uLite collapsible softbox is designed to give you the amazing light quality of a traditional style softbox, without the tedious set up. With one simple push, your softbox takes form and locks into place. Although the uLites are designed to be compact in nature, they project an extremely broad area of light coverage so you can light a larger area with a smaller box. This is achieved by placing the removable diffusion front flush with the outer edge of the softbox. This 2-light setup can properly light up to a 10' x 10' (3.04m) area.This amazing kit comes complete with two 85-watt daylight-balanced fluorescent lamps. Daylight is the most flattering and requested light source by both photographers and videographers. This soft and natural lighting will stay cool to the touch and run for more than 8,000 hours at consistent color of 5500-degrees Kelvin (+/-200 degrees). Due to the cool nature of these lamps, this kit is ideal when working with children or pets as they keep your subjects cool and comfortable.With constant lighting, what you see is what you get. That makes this kit extremely easy to use as you can visually see exactly where the light patterns are falling (and don't need any additional cumbersome cords or remote triggers). Combine this with the included educational DVD that explains everything you need to know about studio lighting, and you'll be creating professional quality images in no time.As an added bonus this kit includes Westcott's Green Screen Digital Photography Kit. With the greenscreen background, the simple-to-use software, and 100 digital backgrounds you'll be able to master the art of green screen technology!