Originally Posted by Pro_Phase_Photo
A while ago, maybe two years. So put a link on here that went to someone that did the Home Depot light setup. You know.....that yellow floor light then they hooked an umbrella to it. It was very well done actually. So does anybody have what site that was? Thanks.
I've posted several times over the years about using various types of shop light setups. I haven't used an umbrella with any of them however. Here is a typical shop light sequence of shots:
Here is a photo of the shop light setup:
This is one of the two head shop light sets and only one head is being used in the lighting setup and is hidden from view in the photo.
Another popular homemade setup using shoplights uses something that looks like this:
I also like to use the little 10" silver reflectors with a clamp on one end ($4 and home depot) and a 65 watt fluorescent bulb (300 watt equivalent - 5500K $29). Makes for great lighting and is not hot and the bulbs last for 10000 hours. Here is where you can get the bulbs (which are a bit pricey). But these work great for umbrellas and soft boxes.
If you want very cheap, then you can get 27 watt bulbs that are daylight balanced at Fry's for about $4 (equivalent to about 100 watts).