The last couple of days I have been trying to build a light rig so that I can make better photos during the long dark winter nights
My initial idea has four 100W bulbs mounted on a cardboard construction. I wanted to make two of these so I could light from both sides. Because of the multiple light sources the shadows are nicely blurred and not so sharp as would be with one light.
As you can see it's made out of low cost, easy to get stuff. Cardboard, Panzer-Tape (tank-tape? it's a very, very robust black tape) and cheap bulb sockets. The most expensive are the bulbs at €10 each. Oh ... and the cat got caught on film
Front view. I covered the inside panels with alu foil so that the light could reflect back to the object.
While buying the lamps I came across a building site lamp with 400W which cost only €15. So I thought I give it a try and see how it fares compared to the 4 single bulbs solution @ €40. Being a single light source I found that the shadows looked too strong so I built a diffusor screen with baking paper to make the shadows a little more soft.
Easy setup with diffusor screen.
Now for the photo results:
Only the building site lamp without diffusor
Still single lamp. Adding the diffusor softened the shadows.
Both lamp rigs setup on opposite sides (as seen in the photos above). Shadows are even more softened!
Same setup photo'ed from above.
Photos taken with a Sony RX100 mk I (one of the best cameras at that price range I think; I use it for diving photography as it works extremely well in low light conditions) @ 1/125 f5.6 200iso and developed in Lightroom. Much better than the mobile cam shots!
Now I need to work on backgrounds
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2016 0:23:37 GMT -9 by lightning
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