Studio Lighting from Home Depot??

Studio Lighting from Home Depot??

People always tell me they wish they had studio lights but cannot afford them.  Well don’t let that hold you back.  Yessss I love my Broncolors… But you can still get amazing results, sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.  These shots were taken with one small Nikon SB-900 Flash, which I used in a few of them to fill in the shadows with the dome on top pointing up, a small silver/silver-gold reflector (a staple in my Camera Bag), and Two Lights and Stands that I bought at The Home Depot for less than $50.

I was in Las Vegas and was given an opportunity to shoot for a dress designer.  It was unplanned and I was unequipped, but thanks to The Home Depot and a bit of creative thinking I pulled off a fabulous shoot.  You can get some great results using tungsten lights, and it is a great way to learn as well because you can see exactly what the light is doing.  I chose a silver back reflector light fixture that clamps on a stand and then I found some large bulb lights (similar to those in a bathroom around the mirror).  These were each very cheap and I could have clamped them to a chair.  It was the stands that brought my hardware store total up to $50.

Give it a try, grab some tungsten lights, set your camera to white balance tungsten and shoot some fashion.  Let me know how it works out.

– KRISTIAN

 

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