A scrim is a DIY lighting modifier that is often used by photographers to reduce the intensity and/or harshness of light. Similar to softboxes, scrims can be used to diffuse light.
The key benefit of using a scrim over a softbox is that you have the ability to position it at different distances and angles from the light source and subject to create gradient lighting effects while maintaining soft light. Best of all, they are an affordable lighting modifier that you can easily make yourself and use for many different types of photography.
In this class you’ll learn the DIY techniques for making your own scrim good enough for professional photography. This is something that Karl uses a lot in his work, especially in shoots like the ones shown in this Advertising, Product and Still life course. In fact, for product and still life photography, it is one of the most essential pieces of lighting equipment. In this class you’ll learn what affordable equipment you need to make your own scrim and the step-by-step process of how Karl makes his own scrims.
- Demonstration of how to create a DIY scrim for photography
- Outline the necessary equipment/tools for making a scrim
- Explanation of why scrims are useful for photography lighting
What you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Lightweight planks of wood
- Diffusion material/tracing paper (diffusion material is preferable as it is less flammable than tracing paper)
If you have any questions about this class please post in the comment section below.
NOTE: This class is available with English subtitles and automatic translations.