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DIY Reflector for Hollywood Lighting

By Anthony Thurston on March 31st 2013

Big lights, such as Hollywood lights, are great for both still and moving image capture because they are so large the quality of light is good and soft. The problem is that, as with anything big, because they are so big they are expensive. For example a set of big kinoflo lights can set you be nearly 3K before you are done.


That is where this DIY reflector that Matthew Scott built comes in. Matthew uses the large reflector to mimic the soft light coming from a large light by reflecting light from multiple sources into one location. In the case of the demonstration video that you see below he used 4 halogen shop lights. Not including the cost of the lights Matthew said he was able to do this all for around $55.

To learn more about the setup head over to DIY Photography’s article and read up on how to setup this on your own.

[via DIY Photography]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Good tip.

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