I am creating a set of video tutorials to help those photographers who are just getting started in studio still photography, those that do not have fancy and expensive studio strobes, soft-boxes and other seems-to-be-required equipment.
This is the first video, where I show how easy and useful $30 LED lights can be for a studio photographer.
The concept is not new, and many Photigy photographers shared awesome shots created without any professional equipment (just look at what was posted on Photigy FB group). But I continue to see how fellow photographers struggle to get acceptable still life shots using speedlites, and I am sure what I’ve demonstrated here in this video will help them a lot.
This is the first video. There’s more to come! Very soon we are going to release a program on Photigy, aimed at beginners in studio photography, and you can be among the first to receive the new lessons.
Let’s watch this 11 minutes video first:
Save money with DIY LED lighting:
This is the image I created during the demonstration:
Below are the images of the lighting setup – in case you have trouble viewing the video.
Close-up crop of tulips. Pretty nice:-)
Important: when you’ll buy LED bulbs, make sure all of them exactly the same color temperature: I suggest to buy same brand.
3000K is ok, 5000K is better – get same batch, same brand.
Even little difference in color temperature will ruin any shot!
How to build DIY diffusers:
- Light Modifiers for Studio Photography: Easy DIY diffuser from Scrim frame
- Cool DIY Diffuser for studio product photographer
Amazon, $10: (thanks Howard!)
Watch other videos form the series here: