Home Made Lighting. Anyone try it?

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  1. TylerF

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    I am kind of on a budget and am fairly new to photography. I was reading a book at borders about DIY home studios. I was wondering if anyone has tried it of has had any success from it. so far i have only purchased a 6 dollar garage clamping light lol.

    would it be easier to drop 150ish on a lighting kit on ebay? lol i want to push out door shots to people but they may want to shoot indoors too.

    thanks
     
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    I dont own any formal studio lighting. I use the halogen work lights from HomeDepot and, homemade reflectors whenI do use lighting. Which is very seldom. I use my SB600 more.
     
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    Everything I've ever posted here was shot with either natural light, or a $20 work light from Lowe's.

    As long as you can correct the WB, it's not bad. Far from optimal, but not bad.
     
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    i have a sb600 as well. i just want to be able to take decent portraits inside lol. i was thinking of making like 3 or 4 lights (back ground, hair light, fill, main) is that wrong or too much? lol

    walmart has hanging under cabinet lights for 10 a piece. thinking that those might be ok. i dont know what type of bulb to buy
     
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    "People" will still be mostly a no-go though, those work lights just aren't bright enough. And damn, they are hot, lol.
     
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    holy crap yeah they are haha. those would probably be used for other things.i might just keep the one i have and get florescent or led lights
     
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