Lighting modifiers are powerful creative tools that can drastically change the look of your photos and videos, but they can also grow very expensive quite quickly. Luckily, if you understand the basics of lighting, you can create a variety of DIY modifiers using basic items and materials you probably already own and save yourself a ton of money in the process.
Coming to you from Aputure, this fantastic video will show you how to use materials and items you probably already have laying around your home or studio to create your own lighting modifiers, saving you a lot of money! Lighting modifiers are, of course, crucial to any professional's work, but their cost can be significant, especially if you favor larger modifiers or a specific look. Luckily, if you understand the principles behind how each works, you can often approximate them fairly well and easily. It also makes it easier to customize your setup to what your set demands. Although these are demonstrations geared toward video work, they apply just as readily to photo work, and they are also fantastic practice in manipulating light to suit your technical and creative needs. Check out the video above for the full rundown.