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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


I'd love to see your DIY mods for modifiers! Grids, flags, reflectors, anything....you name it, post it here.

Wish I had one to contribute, but I don't which is why I'm asking YOU. The simplest one I can think of is something I saw on a Joel Grimes tutorial where he covered all but about two inches of a standard reflector with gaffer's tape. He left a vertical opening and placed it close to his subjects face to give a unique look.

Thanks in advance for sharing!

Kevin



Nov 23, 2012 at 05:01 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


Please see my DIY profoto globe modifier: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1166294


Dec 04, 2012 at 06:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


ravisrajan,

I did see your thread earlier and thanks for posting it here!

Kevin



Dec 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


I post them before.

DIY Elinchrom Maxilite reflector

http://kspqm.kymco.com/ckfinder/resource/johnny/image/my_maxilite1.jpg

http://kspqm.kymco.com/ckfinder/resource/johnny/image/my_maxilite2.jpg


DIY Elinchrom Maxispot reflector or Par reflector (Broncolor)

http://kspqm.kymco.com/ckfinder/resource/johnny/image/my_par2.jpg

http://kspqm.kymco.com/ckfinder/resource/johnny/image/my_par1.jpg

http://kspqm.kymco.com/ckfinder/resource/johnny/image/my_par3.jpg



Dec 19, 2012 at 02:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


I'm glad you started this thread. Most threads are just "what to buy?" threads and there's very little discussion of experiments with light modification.

I was after very soft light and wanted to use some inexpensive slave flashes and equipment on hand (umbrellas & diffusers). I poked a hole in a pop-up diffuser, slid it on to the umbrella shaft and mounted the flashes as I would normally for the umbrella.

back view:
http://www.la-tierra.net/abq8/fm/SL1.jpg

front view (a clothes pin works to hold the diffuser in place):
http://www.la-tierra.net/abq8/fm/SL2.jpg

The light is doubly diffused since it goes through the diffuser, bounces off the umbrella surface (silver in this case) and then goes back through the diffuser. This configuration behaves like a large softbox (though very inexpensive -- about $50) because the diffuser keeps the light which is reflected off the umbrella surface from "spraying" into a large angle and the surface is very uniformly lit. Also, since the flashes are outside, they can be optically triggered very reliably.

This illustrates the soft light:
http://www.la-tierra.net/abq8/fm/SL3.jpg

It's very portable and fast to set up.

Des



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Dec 19, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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Would like to see the results of these on people pics.


Dec 20, 2012 at 02:59 AM
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Dec 20, 2012 at 09:41 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Let's see your DIY modifiers!


Although not the finished (attached) product here, I needed a silver dish for more higher contrast. So I tried my hand... It's stellar and works better than I thought.




Dec 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM





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