Shooting Beauty With Home Depot Florecent Tubes

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently shot a hair dressing competition. Unlike the usual portable beauty setup which is comprised of a softbox or octabox and a few cards to bounce lights into the models face.

Shooting Beauty With Home Depot Florescent Tubes

Ben took an interesting approach and used a set of homemade florescent fixtures from office depot. Interestingly he placed them all vertically to create some interesting catch lights (yes, florescent tubes make interesting catch lights) . The light produces was good enough for shooting at F5.6 over 1/125 @ISO 400 quite shallow. Hit the jump for the BTS video. and click the bottom link for full info and lighting diagrams.

Shooting Beauty With Home Depot Florescent Tubes

Shooting Beauty With Home Depot Florescent Tubes

[Participating in a National hairdressing competition with home appliances]