Want to create gorgeous gradients? Take your photography to the next level with this homemade modifier.
Professional product photographers use scrims to create beautiful gradient lighting. In fact, for product and still life photography, a scrim is one of the most essential pieces of lighting equipment you can own. In this class, you’ll learn how to build one for yourself.
But why use a scrim rather than a softbox? Because unlike a softbox, you can position a scrim at different distances and angles from your light source and subject. This enables you to achieve different gradient lighting effects while maintaining soft light. Best of all, a scrim is an affordable lighting modifier that you can easily make yourself and use for many different types of photography.
Watch the step-by-step class to discover the materials and methods you need to make your own scrim.
What you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Lightweight planks of wood
- Gaffer tape
- Diffusion material/tracing paper (diffusion material is preferable as it is less flammable than tracing paper)
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