A “CHEAP” way to make cool light…

So if you didn’t make it to the FlashBus tour when the boys came through, (Joe McNally and David Hobby) you missed out. It’s ok, you can still pick up their DVD instructional videos(David’sJoe’s). Unfortunately you missed a lot of great stuff and some great tips. Out of all the things Joe and David went over I found that some of the simplest solutions can often be the best and the cheapest. David threw up a similar photo on the screen at the conference and asked us to pick apart the image and how it was made.


People blurted out all kinds of different ideas. The running consensus was it was one light on a boom, but it was much simpler than that. He had stuck his SB-900 hotshoe flash (using Pocketwizards) in a paper lantern and strung it up in the trees. Simple! Cheap! Awesome! These Test photos of my sister were taken about seven O’clock at night. Camera settings were somewhere in the ballpark of 125sec/f5.6/ISO100. KEY WORD: “somewhere”. I was just playing around with the light in order to find what worked and what didn’t. You can pick up a japanese lantern just about anywhere, but if you must know I bought mine at IKEA for $5.00. If you can find them, try to buy silk lanterns; they hold up to a little more abuse. Go make something cool…




2 responses

  1. DAMN! cool stuff

    May 29, 2011 at 10:23 PM

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