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Old Nov 23, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default DIY Idea...Defuser/reflector

I was shoping at Jo-Ann's Fabrics and came up with this a a cheap DIY Idea for a Defuser/reflector project. Did I say easy? don't know why I hadn't thought of it sooner.
They have several sizes of these embroidery hoops from about 4" up to 20" I got the biggest 20" one for about $5. The wooden block at the bottom gives me a way to adapt it for a light stand. This has several functions I can think of that it can be used for depending on the material used. Like a small reflector/bounce card or light defuser that could be used with any number of lights.

The silver reflector you see in the background is a large car windshield sun reflector. You're4 looking at the back dull side. I've got a few more ideas up my sleeve and will share soon as I get them done.
Hope this gets some creative juices flowing for some of you.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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What a great idea - use muslin or other loose weave fabric for a diffuser. Wonder if a white material would work like a white reflector? Use any colored material to change the color of the light - a cheap way of changing your light (as long as you stick to cheap fabric). I thought about using a sheet or pillowcase to change the color of a flash for something (the rest of the idea didn't work, so I didn't actually try it).
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I used to use the smaller size ones as a diffuser when I was shooting mostly dolls. Worked well and was cheap. Could also use thme with colored paper for creative effects. Never tried one of the large sizes.

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Good tip, GW...!
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Keep those tips coming.
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Thanks Guys,
I don't know how many will be original but I'll pass along anything I come up with
that I think might help others.
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