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Dr. Mr. Vandertramps May 30, 2007 11:27 AM

found this on photojojo.com, I'll be trying it out one of these days!!

Less than $10 and an hour of work!

http://flickr.com/photos/potatomato/...7594198483848/

Hawaii Built Jun 29, 2007 3:46 PM

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this little post got me to thinking about cheap ways i can improve my flash photography. i am struggling with pictures that although nicely exposed, make whoever i'm photographing look like they have sunken in eyeballs - due to the shadows being cast when bouncing the flash off the ceiling.

after putting my thinking cap on, i rubber banded awhite index card onto the back of my flash. presto! a bit better results. i find it works bestwhen the subject is in the sweet spot - about 6 or 7 feet away...

-looks really really ghetto (because it is :-)) but hey, it works!


~aloha~

Jun 29, 2007 6:43 PM

http://www.abetterbouncecard.com/

Hawaii Built Jun 29, 2007 7:39 PM

mahalo kalypso!

i sat and watched all three videos; it was pretty cool. makes me want to sell my 3600 hs-d for the 5600 hs-d so i can swivel. i wanted him to explain the idea behind swiveling the flash "length wise".... less reflective surface area?

this REALLY makes my index card look ghetto..... excuse me while i dig through my wife's crafting room looking for that foamy material :G

~aloha~

vIZnquest Jun 30, 2007 4:02 AM

You can get that foam sheet at Wal-Mart. I found it in the scapbooking section.



Hawaii Built Jun 30, 2007 11:10 AM

ben franklin craft stores has them too. big sheet for 99cents. they had those sheets in 2mm and 3mm. i went with the 2mm as it was a little less stiff. i cut one out of cardstock yesterday and spent the afternoon playing around with it. flash photography was always a struggle for me and my camera - this helps to make more of my pictures keepers.

~aloha~

Norm in Fujino Jul 6, 2007 9:28 AM

I have the Gary Fong Lightsphere II, but for a second flash I also built this imitation using food containers I got from the 100 yen store; total cost: about US $1.62. I welded the two bowls together using epoxy glue and a soldering iron. Works great!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1.../Pb043788a.jpg




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