My DIY Kino Flo

If you are like me and don't have the cash to buy a couple of Kino Flos but still want to get a similar effect for your portrait photography, you should consider making your own lighting kit for under 300$.

The following YouTube clip by Joe Edelman inspired me to do it. Please give his video a thumbs-up.

In the picture below you can see what my setup looked like once I finished putting everything together.

Here you can see the finished lights put onto simple light stands.

Here you can see the finished lights put onto simple light stands.

And the following picture shows all the things you have to get from your friendly neighbourhood hardware store:

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At this point I want to give my friend Andy credit for helping me out with the electrical side of this project and teaching me new skills in wiring up a fixture like this. Without him I couldn't have done it (because I am just a pixel pusher with a big mouth).

After everything was put together and working I had the pleasure and opportunity to take some stunning pictures of talented fashion designer, actress and entrepreneur (47th Parallel North) Daniela Reiser.