In today's Premium tutorial, we're going to take a look at how to turn your old tripod into a powerful source of light for your photography. We'll be covering everything from start to finish, and walking you clearly through the whole process!
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This is a really hands-on, practical tutorial, so you'll need a few different pieces of kit to get started! So you know what you'll need to try this technique, here's a quick summary:
- An old tripod
- An old work light
- A 100cm by 70cm piece of cardboard
- Various screws, wingnuts, and corner clamps
- A ruler, tape measure, and cutting knife
- Pliars and Drill (optional)
- Silver foil, scissors, tape, and chrome spray paint
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Here is a short list of the topics that we're going to cover in the tutorial:
- Equipment and Materials Required
- Measuring the Barn Doors
- Cutting the Barn Doors
- Creating Holes and Fixtures
- Preparing Metal Corner Elements
- Adding Reflective Foil
- Preparing Your Work Light
- Putting Everything Together!
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