This year I’ve been commissioned to take Homecoming photos for Chelan and 8 of her friends this Saturday. They are all coming over to get dressed and prepare, until the limo shows up at the house to whisk them away. I decided to put a little more effort into the photos than last year and have done a conversion of our living room into pseudo home-studio. Since the economy is in the crapper and we have no assets, I got creative with the lighting equipment. Here is what is in the photo:
Right Side: Tripod, umbrella and 430EX flash (already purchased last year)
Left Side: 48” Shoot-thru umbrella ($21), Umbrella/light swivel holder ($20), Cymbal Stand ($0 – depreciated 20 times over from my rock n roll years), 250-watt worklight ($5 at Home Depot)
Center: Test model showing 6-pack abs who apparently has a new girlfriend at school but I’ve never seen her
Backdrop: Existing curtains (need some straightening)
There you have it – a cheap way to build a two-light off-camera lighting setup. I hope I make Chelan and her friends proud.