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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 03:51 AM

Some kit-bashed lighting ideas

These are from a posting by Popular Photography Magazine. I originally saw them in the last issue then spotted them online. Haven't tried any as of yet, but I did save a Pringles can and will be picking up some straws to do the first one.


Think you need thousands of dollars for a great lighting setup? You donít. We've picked three of the eight projects and made stop-action videos demonstrating the exact steps for constructing each. We have also provided links to step-by-step instructions for the other five accessories. So get that gaffer tape ready, it's time to create your own DIY photo studio.

http://www.popphoto.com/DIYLighting?src=SOC&dom=fb

Thought they were interesting enough to pass along.

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Sherman A1 Feb 2014 OP
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #1
groundloop Feb 2014 #3
Major Nikon Feb 2014 #4
Solly Mack Feb 2014 #2

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:00 AM

1. Here's another good reference if you're interested in this sort of thing

There's tons of information on making your own lighting modifiers and how to use them.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:35 PM

3. ^^^ YES.... tons of good information there ^^^


And if anyone wants to start learning about lighting:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html

(The only thing I'd change in that entire series is the fact that there are some incredibly inexpensive TTL capable off-camera flash triggers available now, so no need to use wires between your camera and a flash unit.)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:12 PM

4. I haven't been keeping up with the newest triggers

At one time the triggers that were compatible with Nikon's i-TTL were considerably more expensive, but it's been a couple of years since I've looked into it so it wouldn't surprise me if cheaper ones are now available.

With Nikon, as long as you use SB-600 series flashes or newer wireless is built in, but wireless is accomplished optically rather than by radio, so there are some limitations.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:37 AM

2. Thanks! I am a DIYer.

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