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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Ken Brown

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61 Aston Martin GT Zagato

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THINK YOU DON’T have enough lighting gear to take great images? Ken Brown borrowed a $20 hardware-store work light to photograph this $5,000,000 Aston Martin Zagato. How did he make it look so good with just one light? Working in a pitch-black room, Ken left the shutter open for 21 seconds while he waved the light around the front and down the side of the car, creating a huge virtual softbox. With a little trial and error you can use this technique to get big-budget results for little to no money.

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