Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating natural light diffusion with mylar, part of The DIY Photographer.
- Hi, and welcome to The DIY Photographer.…I'm your host, Joseph Linaschke.…Today, we're going to be working with natural light…which usually makes things easy,…but as you can see here…the sun streaming through this window…on our model is not doing her any favors.…Unfortunately, that harsh light is making harsh shadow…and it just isn't going to work.…Fortunately, it's an easy fix…as long as you've got my trusty friend, Mylar.…A sheet of Mylar over a bright window…is going to diffuse the light beautifully.…Now the nice thing about a big roll of Mylar…is that it's, number one, really inexpensive…but two, you can cut this into…any shape and size that you want.…
You can cover a piece of a window, an entire window.…You could cut it to cover a flash head…or a clamp lamp or anything like that that you want.…So we're going to take this and…cover the big window behind me.…Now I already have a piece nicely cut to size,…and I'm going to string this up over the window.…But before I do, let me just show you…the effect that it's going to have.…
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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