Can-Do Approach to Cheap Lighting

"Back when we were young, we didn't have no speedlights. We had utility lamps. And we didn't have no light stands, neither. We had sticks. And cans. And we were glad to get 'em."

If my dad were guest blogging, you'd being hearing that kind of thing left and right. But maybe that's not a bad thing.

Hit the jump for an old-skool, ultra-low-rent lighting tutorial.

One day after threatening you with gazillion-watt-second studio strobes, we head way down to the opposite end of the scale for proof that light is light. It doesn't care where it comes from -- only that it has to obey the laws of physics.

Sticks and cans. Cool beans. And besides, this oughtta economically balance out the Profotos I am gonna be throwing at you tomorrow...

(Courtesy Jim Talkington, over at


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