In an effort to better document my work (and possibly move into sales), I’ve begun to focus on my photography skills. One major need is light, preferably diffuse and bright-white.
After checking my options online, I decided that cheap clamp lights sold in big-box stores were a better idea. Only thing is, they cast harsh shadows. So, I bought some 100W equivalent CFLs and wrapped the light fixtures in an old undershirt. The CFLs stay cool enough to prevent burning, and the white material creates a bright, diffuse light ideal for photography.
A set of 4 of these lights can be purchased for under $30 and will really improve shots of small to medium sized projects. Here’s how I did it:
1. Here’s the fixture and bulb.
2. Giving the process the shirt off my back…
3. All wrapped up…
4. The lights in use.
5. And the results!
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