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Old Dec 17, 2006, 8:14 PM   #1
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Spotted a thread over at dgrin titled "How to make a better bounce card". Here's the original link to dgrin:

http://dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=47275

More importantly here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNCmuExlHvM

I'm gonna go and try this out - just need to find a rag shop with the foamy type material.

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 8:03 AM   #2
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I just looked up "Rag Shop" on Google and it appears to be something like "Hobby Craft" in the UK.
Will visit my local branch to investigate!

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 8:18 AM   #3
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HarjTT, i have seen this video & it is well detailed and a great concept, i just shot a relatives wedding using the paper idea and the soft light transmission it produces is amazing for an on camera flash. i modified it a little after prelimanary shooting though, i glued a piece of gold foil from the inside of a pack of cigarrettes to the card to give the partially deflected forward light a warm color & ended up making it smaller 2"x2" refletive surface, to me the full size version still directed to much light forward flattening the appearence of the faces. i now have the foam sheets, got them at walmart for .33 cents each. they are much better, they have a matte type surface softening the light even more. i am going to run some floral wire through the edges of the foam to give me limitless positioning of the reflective surface.
by the way my setup is e-500 with the fl-36 flash.
one of the best ideas for on camera flash without a doubt.
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 9:21 AM   #4
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Hobbycraft sell "Fab Foam". Sheets of thin foam, 450mm x 300mm. Very flexible, available in many colours. 89p per sheet. It appears to be the same as "the foamy stuff".


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Hi Chris

Thanks for the tip on Hobbycraft. Now I just need to find one and try this out.

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 4:39 PM   #6
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www.hobbycraft.co.uk should help find a store.

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