How to Make a DIY Desktop V-Card Lights
On this video videographer David Bode from Tuts+ demonstrates how you can create a DIY constant lighting V shaped stand for use for product shooting Podcasts, Live Streaming and more.
This video demonstrates how you can build a very simple yet effective light which cost only a few dozen dollars using one or two CFL ligths (we would recommend non flickering ones with high CRI (Bode recommend these BlueMax 26w CFL – they have 93 CRI and are not expensive but we are not sure about their flickering status), a socket fixture (preferably with a switch), you can even get a socket splitter if you want to use two lights for extra punch, finally you will need a cardboard and some gaffer type
The assembly is pretty simple you need to cut the cardboard in a V shape (see Bode in the video) and place the fixture on the top inside a semi enclosed part – you can even add extra lighting power by covering the area around the light with tin foil.
That’s it – you can make 2 of those and use them to light yourself talking or an object from both sides – and all this for less than $100 – how cool is that?
You can find more DIY photography tips and tricks on theLensVid DIY section.