Chapter 8. Make It Good, Fast, and Cheap

Lighting on a Budget


While reading the previous three chapters on lighting you probably thought at least once: But I don’t own that gear. Don’t worry; we fully understand that dollars can be tight. We’re firm believers in thinking creatively.

There’s always another way to accomplish a lighting setup. Sure, having the pro gear is nice, but there will be times when the gear is not available—for example, when your budget is tight or the airline lost your gear. No matter what the reason, knowing how to get by with less is an important skill.

Many choices are available to solve your lighting problems when you’re ...

Get From Still to Motion: A photographer’s guide to creating video with your DSLR now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.