Non-studio equipment lighting techniques...any tips?

December 25, 2011 @ 14:03:25
What are some non studio equipment lighting techniques that are pretty useful?
December 25, 2011 @ 14:39:57
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 @ 00:27:08
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 http://hypebeast.com/forums/arts/149765/?topic_page=61#post-3271668

and read the strobist at strobist.blogspot.com
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