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How to make a DIY light support system on a budget

Mar 27, 2024
Mike Piontek

I came up with this DIY light stand system a few years ago when I needed more light stands. Like most DIY types, I didn’t…

Lighting Setup: Hanging Bulbs Portrait

Feb 1, 2024
Jake Hicks

I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but there are always some lighting setups that I’ve never gotten around to shooting. I’m sure we…

Use cardboard to make the $0 2-in-1 backdrop and gobo

Dec 29, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Are you in search of festive, sparkly backdrops? And you have some cardboard lying around from a bunch of Christmas gifts you bought or packages you ordered? Well, here’s an idea. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey shows how to create stunning photographic lighting effects with a humble piece of cardboard and a dash of creativity. He transforms this everyday material into a DIY gobo (or cookie) and a backdrop with a sparkly, festive glow.

Photographer shares the story behind the iconic Columbia Pictures logo

May 31, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The Columbia Pictures logo is one of those images we’ve all seen hundreds of times. You may know that it was based on a…

Lighting setup: Simple long exposure LED portraits

Apr 28, 2023
Jake Hicks

Long-exposure photography has been around as long as photography itself, but it’s had a tentative relationship with its audience over the years. 20+ years ago…

I am a studio photographer and I don’t want to use flash anymore

Feb 26, 2023
Vlad Moldovean

As a passionate photographer, I started my journey years ago by transforming my bedroom into a DIY studio. With nothing but a bucket of paint…

How to make two DIY foldable V-flats for $150

Jul 20, 2022
Jake Hicks

I’ve used poly-boards, bounce-boards, and even white sheets and white walls as lighting modifiers to soften the light in the past, but arguably the quickest…

How to use a ring light with colourful backdrops for amazing portraits

Jul 6, 2022
Jake Hicks

I share a lot of lighting setups on here and every time I do, not only am I trying to share something unique, but I’m…

How to shoot a clean and simple coloured fill portrait in the studio

May 19, 2022
Jake Hicks

Sometimes you just want a clean and quick setup to start a shoot off the right way. Sure, you may have a ton of creative…

How to make a gorgeous DIY hand-painted backdrop

May 17, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

  There is more than one way to make a custom backdrop for your photography. There is also more than one way to do…