Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating your own shadow casters, part of The DIY Photographer.
- Photography is all about light…which also means it's all about shadows.…Now if you take a light and shine it onto your backdrop…just to illuminate it nice and clean and smooth,…that can work out great but sometimes that…smooth, clean background isn't really what you want.…Sometimes you need something a little bit more dynamic,…with a little bit of texture, little bit of depth to it,…and you get that depth through shadows.…Now there's lots of ways you can make shadows,…of course you can make little shadow puppets…but that's probably not quite what you're looking for…for you photos, maybe something a little bit more controlled…a little more more designed and with that in mind,…I present to you the shadow caster.…
Or in the technical world this is called a cookie,…if you're working in the film space you're gonna…call these things cookies, not the kind you eat,…but the something that goes in between the light…and the backdrop to create a shadow.…And the first cookie that I've got here…looks kinda like a venetian blind.…
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.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. DIY Techniques
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