December 25, 2011 @ 02:03 PM
nat turner

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Join Date: Jul 2008

What are some non studio equipment lighting techniques that are pretty useful? IG: thevictoryspeech

December 25, 2011 @ 02:39 PM

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Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: ger

indirect lighting, you just need a lamp and a lets call it ''reflector'' ( i dont know the correct english term) which can be anything like a sheet of white poster size paper. also experiment with different kinds of bulbs, for warm / cold lighting. or just cover the lamp you use with a piece of cloth to make the light less harsh. i use these things for portraits/ set up pics of certain things alot. cheap easy and with a bit of experimenting with the stuff you got at home it might lead to great results.

also try purposely harsh lighting and underexposing then and vice versa, at a certain degree the outcomes, especially shadows are quite interesting

but thats just what i do for shits'n'giggles i dont take the photographing too serious, just a hobby
December 26, 2011 @ 12:27 AM

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Join Date: May 2011

Location: ATL

yeah for zero budget stuff, ikea lamps work really well as makeshift softboxes.
if you've got a little money, get a yn-560 (speedlight), some cheap cowboy studio triggers, a stand and an umbrella (about 120 in all) and start doing one one point studio lighting stuff. for an example of what this looks like, check out tthx's photos here

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