Many of us tend to think that there comes a point in which we have all the gear we could ever lust for, and out will go the neat little DIY tricks we used when we first started out.
It would seem that professional Milan-based photographer Fernando Arias still uses those old tricks he learned as a teenager.
In this behind the scenes you can see several different inexpensive and creative light modifiers Arias uses to photograph Umberto Veronesi for Vanity Fair. The results are impressive.
Umberto Veronesi for Vanity Fair Italy
Using simple reflective surfaces, beautiful results can be captured with very little expense. The proof is in the final images. Check them out:
Lighting Tricks and DIY Projects We Love
If you are feel adventurous or crafty, check out some of out favorite DIY and Lighting Tricks.
Peter Hurley Lighting on the Cheap :
Check out how to accomplish this great effect for head shots on a budget.
Video Lighting Tips for Under $100 :
Create an effective video/constant lighting kit for your next photo shoot under $100.
Make Your Own DIY 6×6 Scrim for Under $50 :
Build a scrim, a piece of translucent fabric, usually held together on some sort of frame, that defuses the light hitting your subject for a fraction of the normal cost.
For more great tips, visit our Lighting Tips section.
To see more of Arias’ work, check out his website: www.ferariasphoto.com
As a side note, can you pick out all the modifiers Arias uses in the video?
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules