The D.I.Y. Scrim you can make yourself for amazing window light

Scrims are some of the most versatile light modifiers you can own. They diffuse the sun, or a flash. I put my speedlight (or studio light) behind a large, 4’x6’ scrim and can create gorgeous window-like light just about anywhere. You can buy scrims like this from various sources, or build one of your own if you’re on a tight budget. With a LunaGrip light modifier and one of these large scrims, you have a knockout combo of tools to create almost any kind of portrait or product lighting, anywhere – and it all folds down nicely and is easy to carry.

I’ve created a video showing you what to buy and how to build your own scrim for about $20. Have fun and share some of the images you create with it!

Announcing NEW Lightroom 5 Tutorial by Kevin Kubota

We are super excited to announce that we can finally let Kevin out of his office; he has completed the Lightroom 5 Tutorial ($99)! Lightroom, as many of you know, is an incredibly powerful program. Whether you’re new to Lightroom or just need some time-saving tips, this tutorial will help. In this tutorial Kevin walks you through a complete workflow system designed to help photographers use Lightroom more efficiently;  from the moment you insert the memory card, to exporting the images, to personalizing your Lightroom setup for your workflow.

Included with the tutorial is our Kubota Lightroom Presets Workflow Collection, which comes with over 100 multi-functional presets.

You’ll immediately be emailed links to stream or download the tutorial chapters and install the workflow presets.

Tutorial Overview:

  • Organizing, Storing, and Backing Up Your Files
  • Pre-Import Setup
  • Making Custom Presets
  • Importing Images
  • Selecting Images for Editing
  • Basic Image Adjustments in Lightroom
  • Advanced Image Adjustments in Lightroom
  • Editing Images in Photoshop
  • Exporting from Lightroom
  • Publish Services
  • Printing from Lightroom
  • Other Lightroom Modules
  • Advanced User Tips
  • And much more!

Note: If you already own one of Kevin’s previous Lightroom tutorials you’ll be able to purchase his updated tutorial for Lightroom 5 at the discounted price of $50 here. 

Tutorials, Actions, and Kevin Kubota’s Secret Hiding Place

New Products From Kevin Kubota

Where in the World is Kevin Kubota?

As many of you know, AsukaBook is under the Team Kubota umbrella. Kubota Staff and Kevin’s brilliant wife Clare, were in attendance at Imaging USA in Phoenix last week, working at the AsukaBook booth. Many of you came to the booth asking where Kevin was hiding. But for those of you who did not come ask, we thought we would share…

Kevin, either by choice or by influence from Clare, stayed back (slaving away back at the office) working on some new Photoshop Actions and a new Lightroom tutorial. YAY!

Although he surely missed seeing everyone, we are pretty sure he enjoyed the peace and quiet. And from what we can discern after returning from the show, his productivity was astounding.

p.s. If you have an idea for a new action let us know in the comments below.