The DIY Spider Lightish Thingo
Olympus OMD E-M5 + Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4 | 320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200
I took the portrait above of a colleague of mine, who rolled into work today with a DIY lighting rig he threw together over the weekend. Made of six under-counter fluorescent lights rigged to a speedring, the light creates some pretty unique catchlights in your subject’s eyes, and the relatively low output means you can shoot comfortably at large apertures. Very cool:
Setting this contraption on top of a light stand drew a lot of attention, so there were plenty of subjects to test the rig on:
We’re trying to come up for a name for this thing, and are at totally at a loss. Hmmm….I guess Spider Lightish Thingo will have to do for now.
All shots taken using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with either the 25mm f/1.4 Pana-Leica or the M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens.