Brooke Shaden is the kind of inventive photographer who prefers to do-it-herself rather than spends wheelbarrows of money on expensive studio lighting and modifiers. Instead, Shaden challenges us to get creative with what resources we have available to us. In this case, it was one or two basic house lamps from Ikea. (And if you really want to get elaborate with your set up, she also explains how to use a tissue to diffuse the light from the lamps.)
The video clip below is from Shaden’s Creative Live clinic on fine art compositing. For this particular segment of her clinic, she was focusing on low-tech lighting options. Of course, the end result of the photoshoot in the video will actually be a composite image, but the lamp technique she uses can be applied to single image photographs, as well.
Take a look:
[ via Creative Live ]