One of my favorite lighting accessoris that I use on almost everyone shoot, is simple piece of white foam board. You can get them at an art supply store or even the dollar store sometimes.. So a 30 x 40 inch white board can cost between a $1 and $5 depending on where you shop. Not a bad deal for all you can do with it. Whenever I can bounce light vs. setting up a fill light, I'll always use that option.. it adds nice fill light without being "sourcey"
Beauty Booth with DIY equipment 5-Light Beauty Booth Lighting Set up:Key: 24 inch beauty dish over cameraFill: DIY eye lighter reflector and two side white reflector panelsAccent: Two DIY strip lights with gridsHairlight: One DIY strip light with gridBackground: light in 7 inch reflector pan
Mastering light -- or even just taming it-- is one of the biggest and most difficult challenges facing any photographer. Regardless of whether you shoot in a studio full of strobes, or venture out on location with nothing but a reflector, overcoming the stumbling blocks that lighting throws in our way all boils down to the same set of tasks-- understanding how light works, and making it work for you.