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Creator / Home - Online Lighting Diagram Creator - Tools for photographers. Photography lighting diagrams made easy with this online tool: use the drop down menus, select objects, drag them, rotate them, change their layers then export your diagram to JPEG or save its URL. v3 beta is now public with iPad support, it includes ability to add notes.

Creator / Home - Online Lighting Diagram Creator - Tools for photographers

Select an image set and objet to add: Online Lighting Diagram Creator by QHphotography.com Your donation is greatly appreciated. A minimum donation of $10 USD is asked for each commercial project (except the use on a photographer website, blog or gallery). The Online Lighting Diagram Creator is a personal project that requires a lot of resources to be developed and maintained. If you use the OLDC and are happy with it, I'd love if you would consider donating. Known issues : You can now export to JPEG and generate a URL that allows you to bookmark your diagram.

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DIY: How To Make a Professional Softbox for Under $20. Nowadays a softbox needn't be all that expensive - you can get nice results for $100 or even less.

DIY: How To Make a Professional Softbox for Under $20

But what if there's a way of making it much cheaper, with the same results? That's what we'll be explaining in this DIY tutorial; how to make a softbox with professional results for less than $20. Step 1: What is a Softbox? A Softbox is a type of light modifier, used specially in studio or outdoor portraits. It creates a soft diffused light by directing light through some diffusing material. It can be used with either strobe light or continuous light sources. Step 2: Materials required In order to build the softbox, this is all you need: Large cardboardTapeAluminium foilGlueVelcro strapsScrews and nutsPaper roll (at least 40 inch wide, and 50 inch large) Black spray Step 3: Drawing and Measuring In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a 30x25 inch softbox, but this method will work for any size.

First of all, you need to draw the four sides of the softbox in trapezoid shape. Studio lighting on a budget. Words and pictures Philip Weston If you want to take ultra modern style portraits with the pure white backgrounds, but think you can't because you only have one studio light think again.

Studio lighting on a budget

Experts may tell you that you need five lights comprising main or key light, fill light, hair light and at least two background lights, and who on earth can afford five studio flashes? The secret lies not in throwing money at the idea, but at flexing the old brain power. The only photographic equipment you'll need in addition to your single light is a meter capable of measuring whatever your light is to within a half f/stop accuracy. Use an ambient light meter if you have a continuous light source or a flash meter if your light is some sort of flashgun. One plus none makes five... Here's the initial layout. The photo below shows you the result you will obtain. A single Bowens Esprit with 8' Maxilite reflector placed to left of camera pointing at both subject and background. Photoflex Lighting School - Your Free Lighting Lesson Resource. Basic Lighting A good place to start.

Photoflex Lighting School - Your Free Lighting Lesson Resource

These lessons demonstrate professional lighting techniques using only basic lighting tools. Having good lighting equipment is important, but knowing how to use it well is paramount! Lessons with Video At PhotoflexLightingSchool™, we realize that people learn in different ways. Indoor Portrait Taking portrait indoors can be challenging, especially when it comes to lighting. Outdoor Portrait As seasoned photographers well know, the sun can provide beautiful light for outdoor portraits. Product/Still Life Whether you're looking to improve your product photography, learn special effects such as stop-action photography, or simply learn how to create beautiful still life scenes, this section is full of invaluable tips and techniques that will assist in creating what you envision. How Our Products Work Oftentimes, it can be difficult determining which equipment was used for a particular shot and more importantly, what that equipment brought to the shot.