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p.1 #1 · Weekend Pics


Here are a few shots from the weekend. I'm constructing a diffuser today, so hopefully the lighting will soften up a bit in the future. Any tips are more than welcome. Thanks for looking!

-austin





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Jul 16, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · Weekend Pics


nice set austin.
let me know what diffuser you,re building,as i need to soften mine also.



Jul 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · Weekend Pics


Lovely captures.
Brian v.



Jul 17, 2012 at 06:15 AM
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p.1 #4 · Weekend Pics


v.nice esp like no 2


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p.1 #5 · Weekend Pics


Lovely shots.


Jul 18, 2012 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #6 · Weekend Pics


Thanks everyone!

Denis55: After considering many diffuser DIY options, including Brian's excellent Coke can version, I decided to build mine from an original design. (mainly because I didn't have any soda cans!) My only concern was to have a relatively large lit area, and a fairly long design so that the light could bounce around a bit. If the flash doesn't reflect off the sides, it will just create a bright spot in the center of the paper towel.

I meant to build a prototype and then document the process on a second version, but the first is working so well I may never get to it. I used a cardboard box, aluminum foil, clear packing tape, a paper towel and a rubber band. I'm attaching a VERY CRUDE drawing of the dimensions I used for a 430EX. (I've got the 580EX as well, but find the smaller flash more than adequate and easier to use in the field).

I made two of each size on my diagram, then lined the inside of each one with aluminum foil. Be sure to have the shiny side out, and lay the cardboard piece on the back of the foil. Trim it a half-inch larger all the way around, wrap and tape it. Finally, lay the four pieces face down, alternating sizes, and align the angled edges. Run a strip of tape connecting the edges, then complete the "box." Put the paper towel on the front and secure it with a rubber band. Double up a rubber band around your "flaps," slide it on the flash and you are good to go!





Please disregard the terrible drawing!




Jul 18, 2012 at 05:02 AM
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p.1 #7 · Weekend Pics


Here are some pics of the prototype. The only thing that's changed is the removal of the blue painter's tape. (I stuck that on while I ran around the house looking for rubber bands.)

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Jul 18, 2012 at 05:19 AM





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