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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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1. LED STRIP LIGHT PANELS

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THESE LED PANEL LIGHTS are wonderful to use in the studio. They are really lightweight and can be incorporated into all types of lighting scenarios. I encourage you to build at least two units.

They are constructed with LED strip lighting that you purchase in rolls. These are readily available from all kinds of sources such as Amazon, eBay, and your local big-box retailer. They are designed to be installed underneath cabinets or along stairwells, but with a little ingenuity, you can repurpose them for very capable studio lighting.

You can make these light panels as big or as small as you want, just make sure your mount ...

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