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How to Make an Advanced Light Studio Set-up with a $15 Mirror | Video Tutorial

By Jules Ebe on June 17th 2013

Ever thought of using a $15 dollar mirror as a main light source? In this tutorial from The Slanted Lens, learn how to turn a single strobe or flash source into a several different light set-ups using an inexpensive mirror from a hardware store and a few reflectors. This set-up would also work well if you are traveling light and need a little more punch in your images.

“Combining a single strobe head with a reflector and a $15.00 dollar mirror from Home Depot we can make a single strobe head look like several heads on set.”

Advance One Light Set-Up Tutorial

Final Image


For the Gear Heads

Equipment List:

Canon 5D Mark II w/ Lens
Pocket Wizard II
Vangard Alta Pro Tripod
Photflex Softbox
Dynalite Strobe Head
Photoflex P22 Lite Panel Kit
Kessler CineSlider
Glidecam HD 2000

Don’t forget to grab a $15 mirror from a hardware store.

How would you work with this set-up in your work? Can you think of any improvements without adding another light? Let us know.

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Basit Zargar

    Nice article. will try

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