Lighting Techniques

I Built That: 5 Homemade Light Modifier Recipes

November 20, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

© Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman rigged a shoot-through umbrella with a foam core disc at the center for a softbox effect. Cost: $13.

Why do photographers build their own light modifiers? Some do it to save money. Others to scratch a creative itch or solve a problem. Others to better understand their craft. PDN spoke with five photographers to learn the hows and whys of their homemade modifiers. Joe Edelman’s Beauty Dish “Any good photographer is a good problem solver,” Joe Edelman says....

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