Here’s a 5-minute video by photographer Bill Lawson that shares 7 different DIY gobos (go-betweens) that you can use to introduce creative shadows to your portrait photos.
Most of the items are available cheaply from a dollar store, and other similar things could work well too. In fact, many things found in a kitchen have the potential to work — even a spatula should case neat lines over the subject.
Here’s a look at the 7 gobos suggested by Lawson and sample photos showing the shadows they produce:
#1. Lace Scarf
#2. Dish Tray
#3. Cat Litter Scoop
#5. Straw Hat
#6. Wicker Chair
Check out the full video above to see the items in use during the shoot.