DIY Florescent Tube Light Beauty Light Thingy
One thing about photography is that from time to time you have creative dry spells and you need some inspiration to keep you going. One place I love to go to when I have my dry spells, or just need some inspiration, is rught here – DIYP, and lucky for me after a while I became a writer here, so… what a coincidence. I had just made my Kick Ass 4 Feet Ringlight and got the DIY itch to create something else. Looking around the blog, I stumbled on this article about beauty florecent lighting.
It “only” took me 3 months of thinking and planning and jut wondering about if I was going to build it. Until I just did.
For the frame of the lights, I used a clothes rack with wheels so I can push my lights wherever I want it.
I added some extra support for the lights using PVC pipes and T-connectors.
The T-connectors were used both to add better framing to the rack (both above and below the tubes) and to extend the framing where the tubes were longer than the rack.
To mount the lights to the frame I used hose clamps and some electric tape.
I know it doesn’t look pretty (and I have to admit that it does look a bit dangerous), but there are some things in life that doesn’t have to look good, they just has to work! :p
Here is the first test of the diyringlight using an iPhone:
For these sets, I used my DIY flourescent tube light thingy for the mainlight, and an sb-600 on the background. I also used a smoke machine for the smoke.
Model: Cyen Lazam
Model: Mitch Zialcita
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Laya Gerlock is a Portrait and Product photographer based in the Philippines. His passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge in Photograpy and has been doing this for 6 years. You can follow his work on his web page, follow him on Flickr and if you happen to come by Cubao, Quezon City (To Manila, Philippines) he gives a great workshop!