Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Constructing a large v-flat diffusion panel, part of The DIY Photographer.
- In the world of studio photography…a v-flat is a really useful thing.…A v-flat is basically two big, flat things…that are attached together in the shape of a V.…Let me illustrate this for you.…I've got a piece of paper here.…I'm just going to fold this in half.…Now, imagine, if you will,…that each half of this piece of paper…was a separate big flat thing,…and I've attached them down the middle…like a book.…So it opens like a book.…I can now open this up,…it will prop up, freestanding, on my studio floor.…I can now put a light in the middle of this,…blasting into the V,…and that is going to reflect out…and give me a big, huge, soft light source.…
Now this is all about using a v-flat as a light source…to reflect the light and diffuse it.…You could also use them to absorb light.…If you paint it black, it can absorb light.…You could also paint it other colors…and use it as part of the backdrop.…Really, the options are quite endless.…But in this case, we're going to focus on using it…as a light source.…Now, if you were to go out and build one…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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1. DIY Techniques
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