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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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8. FLUORESCENT OR LED TUBE STRIP LIGHT

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STRIP LIGHTS ARE very useful for studio and product photography in which you want a single vertical line of light. Typical applications for strip lights include bottle photography or anything highly reflective where you want clean lines extending from the top to the bottom of the product.

Strip lights also work really well for portrait photography and can produce very interesting catch lights in the eyes. This project is similar to the Kino Flo (project 4), but uses a single bank of LED shop lights rather than two or three banks.

Parts List (Figure 8.1)

  • 48″ or 24″ light bank (fluorescent or LED)
  • 1/4″-20 ...

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