Building and Using DIY Lighting Gear

 

Lesson Info

Building V-Flats

You don’t need expensive gear to make professional quality images. In Building and Using DIY Lighting Gear, Kevin Kubota will teach you how to create lighting and photography tools with affordable and readily available materials.

Kevin will walk you through every step of building your own light modifiers and photo gear and show you exactly how to use them, with live models, for beautiful effects. You’ll learn how to:

  • Work with speedlights and mix natural light with flash
  • Shoot portraits in the studio or on location with DIY gear
  • Set up a simple commercial lighting shoot

Kevin will share essential lighting concepts that will improve all of your lighting choices. You’ll learn techniques you can apply to all the gear you use – whether it is from a manufacturer or your tool shed.

The right gear makes getting your best shot easier. Whether you use natural light, speedlights, or studio strobes this class will show you how to augment your gear with affordable, handmade tools to get even better results.

 
 
 
 

Reviews

  • <p>This was an awesome fun class! So many great ideas on how to achieve various lighting effects on a smaller budget. You will save the price of the course most likely by making one softbox (or whatever) yourself. Highly recommended!</p>
  • <p>What a great class! I now can feel free to go and play with light. Kevin is lots of fun and he removes all fear and doubt. It just became fun. Thank you, Kevin. </p>
  • <p>This is such a great class. Kevin makes it so easy and it is like we are given permission to experiment with inexpensive materials (unlike some YouTube videos I have seen). It is like watching the MacGuyver of photography at work. In addition to showing us how to make the lighting equipment, he shows us how to use them which was very helpful. </p>