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April 11, 2012
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Create DIY Studio Lighting for Less than $100

DIY video lighting studio photography

Having a clean looking setup for your video shoots doesn’t have to be expensive or time-intensive.  Discover how to create inexpensive homemade lighting, perfect for use on a white or seamless background.

DIY studio lighting is a cost-effective way to improve the look of your video image.  Udi Tirosh over at DIYPhotography.net outlines a plan for creating a homemade light bank for a white seamless background studio setup.  With less than $100 and a few hours of time, you can create DIY light panels for a fraction of the cost of commercial models.

Conveniently, the required materials for creating this DIY setup can be found at your local hardware store:

  • electric drill
  • silicone paste/caulk
  • electrical tape
  • wire stripper
  • 120 watt bulbs

If you don’t shoot studio setups regularly or are just starting out, this DIY lighting alternative may be just what you need.  Learn how to create this homemade lighting setup, as well as the proper placement of these DIY panels:

Visit DIYPhotography.net for instructions and a full list of materials.

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