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p.1 #1 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


Hello All! I have a slight dilemma.

I am doing a sort of photobooth thing for a friend's kids party. It's really informal so i'm not going for an extremely fancy setup or anything. But I do want the pictures to turn out ok.

For lighting all I have is an alienbees. The room that i'll be shoot in doesn't have enough space for my giant softbox. I was even thinking about doing it barebulb but was hoping there would be another option. Would just throwing nylon over the silver reflector it comes with be ok? Do you guys have any other suggestions?

thanks!!!



Jul 16, 2012 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


Hang a white sheet up in a door way and shoot the AB through it ..instant large soft box


Jul 16, 2012 at 04:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


Try this.


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p.1 #4 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


an umbrella = cheap and easy

~OR~

ebay softbox of the size you want/need plus a AB speedrign insert = cheap and a little easy

softbox

and

speedring insert



Jul 16, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


Seems like a good excuse to buy a more managable size SB. The operations that shoot photos with Santa at shopping malls use a single med. SB, often on an WL1600 with the light attached to the counter, and the camera attached via super clamp to the stand. It's a KISS solution, but one that creates flattering, symmetrical patterns free of harsh shadows in the full face shots.








Jul 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · Smallest Diffuser for Alien Bees? (DIY an option)


You don't need ultra soft lighting from a giant softbox. They're kids, not middle aged women in a boudoir setting. Try a small softbox or umbrella for a bit of harder/higher contrast lighting, or just bounce it off the ceiling with the 7" reflector that came with it.


Jul 16, 2012 at 11:46 PM





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