When shooting in a studio, you can use V-flats in a variety of ways. In this video, Lindsay Adler shows you three simple setups you can create for beauty photography using V-flats. Each of them requires subtle changes in the setup, yet they’ll all give you drastically different results.
We’ve recently given you five ideas for using V-flats in the studio. And if you’d like to make your own V-flats on the cheap and make them portable, Bruce Allen and Tina Leu have a solution. In this video, they’ll show you how to make simple, foldable V-flats that can fit in your car. They don’t require too much time to make, and you can get all the materials for two V-flats for under $100.
V- Flats, screens, flags, boards, whatever you want to call them. They can be really inexpensive but have a huge value in portrait photography in the studio.
I bought these polystyrene sheets from a local DIY shop costing around £40 for the pair. I used shelving brackets on the base to help give some level of sturdiness and make sure they are free standing. Not the best solution for the base, but, in two years they’ve never fallen, never broken and have worked a treat.