A long while back David Hobby did a double duty assignment where he asked participants to use a single light source to perform several lighting function. A huge deal later I saw a great video from Jim Talkinton about using mirrors as a way of expanding a light source and became obsessed with it.
In this post, I will share my experience with creating a setup that only uses one very cheap work light on a stick-in-a-can and lots of mirrors from a Dollar store (or Amazon). The premise is that you can light well on the cheap. Mucho strobismo.
Here is the fun bit, lighting for this setup only costs about $10. The step by step is right after the jump.
The resulting image is on the top of this post. We'll get back to it, but first, lest see what we started with. Click to continue ›