After reading David Hobby’s post about rim lights, I decided that I wanna have a go myself.
In spite of David Advice, I went with strip lights. Made from an electrical racer. I did push them a bit more then on that post though.
Since I was not using a real “store bought” strip light I wanted to see how far I could push the light down the racer in a way that still produces good light through the diffusion screen. (Or actually, up the racer, since my flash was set on the bottom).
I placed the flash on the bottom of the racer and popped a few shots. I got nice blow out up to about 70cm. So that was the length of the strip light. From here the build starts. [Read more...]