3rd February 2004, 12:07 PM
3rd February 2004, 12:22 PM
will post late when i have time, i also diy a lot of rubbish
3rd February 2004, 12:28 PM
3rd February 2004, 05:55 PM
as for flo lights..... afraid it might not strong enuff for potrait(u might want to mod it like a light panel) and colour cast is a prob unless you ps it and take alot of work n time.
as for backdrops, you can try any cloth and spray it to whatever colour you want... for black use velvet it cost around $3-$4/meter but the width is only 45". next other option you can buy a curtain material from ikea with a wider width of 2.5m, length is up to you..
3rd February 2004, 06:35 PM
4th February 2004, 01:59 AM
lighting is a very important issue.
like you, i am reluctant to spend on light.
it all depend in what f-stop you shoot with.
are you familar with studio set up?
i tried to recreate 500W with 2-3 200W tungsten light bulb. Not sure if it work out to be the same.
peg the cloth to a bamboo pole. easier to raise. yeah i can't get a long enuff width. so i crop my portrait tight.
4th February 2004, 08:13 AM
I am not familar with the studio setup and am planning to hit the books to read up a little before I experiment. Will post the results when I finally get down to settin up the home studio.
4th February 2004, 09:38 AM
if you own portable flash/s with at least average power, you can modify it for use in your home studio. Try using white translucent curtain material or shower curtain or stretching tracing paper (cheap) over a wooden frame. By putting the flash behind the diffusion screen, you create diffuse light like using softbox or umbrella. Your flash should come with a off-camera syn cord.
For background holder, Vhive sells cloth hanger for $18.00. Height about 1.7m and 1m width. Enough for head and shoulder portraits and small products.