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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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6. LED UTILITY LIGHTS FROM A HARDWARE STORE

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THESE ARE SOME of the easiest and simplest lights to use for your DIY home studio. Since they are designed to be used on constructions sites, they are exceedingly durable and stand up to all kinds of abuse from weather, temperature, and use.

Using these lights is easy, because you simply just screw them on a light stand and begin taking photos. They can be difficult to use because they don’t have any built-in diffusion, so you have to figure out mounting systems for your reflectors and diffusion tools.

Parts List (Figure 6.1)

  • LED utility light
  • Socket set or wrenches

6.1

Construction Steps

  1. 1 Remove ...

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