One of the first tricks new photographers discover is the ability to place an object in a box with the walls replaced with diffusion material to create even lighting. Of course, any scientific mind will immediately ask, can we make this human size? The answer, is yes!
Photographer Kevin Lynch does just that. Using an array of PVC pipes and fittings, he created a room sized light box. It is actually big enough for a Karate fighter to jump around in.
Now here comes the cool part, having this frame made out of PVC, allows for interchanging fabrics, so it can be a light box, a diffusion box or a black, shadowless box, all depending on the fabric used to cover it.
The main idea is that the only lighting used in the box is the lighting that Kevin Lynch puts in there. He can use strobes or continuous lights or a combination of both knowing that no interference will come from ambient light.
Another option is to place plexiglass on the floor for an added reflection, as Kevin demonstrates in some of the shots.
Taking all this into consideration, for the life of me I can’t understand why Westeren Digital who made the video called this “An easy trick“.