Ultimate Lighting Minimalism.

Come to my "One Light" workshop.
We'll start at Lowe's Hardware Store
Where we'll buy four under the cabinet
fluorescent light fixtures for $12 each.
Then we'll buy some packing tape to tape 
them all together with.
We'll add a bungy cord to 
anchor them on the fence post
"light stand."

Then we'll take a picture,
pat each other on the back 
and go home.

And the whole time we'll wander why 
the hell we just did that when we 
have a ton of lights on the shelf just
to the left.


Kirk Tuck said...

For the hyper-literal: Sorry, not offering any lighting workshops right now.

ChazL said...

Damn. . . I had just whipped out my checkbook. . . ;-)

Richard Leacock said...

"And the whole time we'll wander why the hell we just did that..." Aaaand why not? Another flavour for the light cookbook ; )

Corwin said...

Hey, thats actually good idea. :D

Did something similar recently, tried how much is possible with exactly one "eco" lightbulb (daylight kind). Suprisingly a lot. If one can shoot either at high ISO or manage to have very still model. :)

Kirk Tuck said...

I obviously have a highly disciplined model...

Low Budget Dave said...

You keep passing up these opportunities for profit. Fair enough, but don't blame us next time you see some random camera store fanboy charging $500 for a one-day workshop on the creative use of packing tape and work lights.

Chris Malcolm said...

The biggest "eco" compact fluorescent I've been able to find is 100 watts. It does need a GES (giant Edison screw) fitting. It's supposed to the equivalent of about 600 watts of tungsten, but with a higher colour temp. I can do as much with that as I used to be able to do with a photoflood (remember them?), & it lasts a hell of a lot longer!

Vu Le, DDS said...

Maybe you wanted to do it because flo-tubes are STILL make far more lumens per watt and still have a fuller spectrum of light than LED's :)

Nah...you just wanted to stick it to the man and go DIY.