Lighting diagrams are useful to all photographers willing to share their techniques or just keep records of how they setup their lights for a specific photoshoot. A lot of photographers are spending time hand drawing their diagrams and scanning them back on the computer. I've been looking for a way to do it in a more consistent way with nice graphics but there are not software either to download or online and then found a PSD made available for download by Kevin Kertz with excellent graphic quality. Thank you so much for sharing it to the community. But lazy as I am, I prefer an offline or online tool that helps me with the positioning and rotation of each element but most of them are a bit limited that's why I started this project. Unfortunately it was not possible for me to use the PSD from Kevin so I launched the project with the help of other photographers. Until one day I decided to make the jump and learn to use Inkscape to make my own design.
Thanks to all of you for their support to the project, special thanks to:
- Don Giannatti from www.dongiannatti.com / www.lighting-essentials.com / www.learntolight.com who helped the project getting on rail pretty quickly.
- antic_eye & IconShock also for their contribution.
- Paulo Rodrigues and UDI from the DIY Photography blog for helping with the initial announcement of the project.
- Inkscape for providing such a great software for free.
- And of course David Hobby from Strobist.com , the man who started it all. If you don't know who David is and are in the process of learning off-camera lighting, then you are missing something.
- All the beta testers for the Online Lighting Diagram Community: Chris Rocco, Markus Brosch, Masood Sharif, Long Vo, Leo Danlag, Elias Politis