DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere · Allen Mowery am, 21 November Taken from a video I recently created. View it here: Get great results.

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But I think that perhaps I should back up a bit — the garu I describe in this post is designed for flash photography, not necessarily for video lighting. For me, the results were unexpectedly good in some instances, but unexpectedly bad in others.

I saw a blog post that using a plastic milk jug beat the fong. The size of the hole depends on which flash you are using.

Shot with the diffuser on the flash, same position as the shot above. John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild.

Submit a News Tip! Your width can vary depending on your tastes, and lightspgere can probably be tapered for a better on-camera appearance. The variation diyy light sources and their resulting effects is nearly infinite, but there are 2 main types of light that I look for and use as a photographer: Taken from a video I recently created. You can see her work on FlickrBehance and her Gong page.

I don’t understand why I should do this? Flash with diffuser attached. This way, when you fold it over the top of your flash, the velcro matches up and is able to attach.

Your project sounds interesting — hopefully my tips will help. In the top picture, the colors are subdued slightly and flatter. But really, my big gripe about the GF devices is when I’m shooting an event and fon photog has a GF dealie and I’m nearby. Now for an example that uses the above effect for better results than a typical bounce flash:.

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Build A $1 Lightsphere – DIY Photography

The accuracy or completeness of the information provided cannot be guaranteed. DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system. If I flng make a tutorial on how to make your own Big Mac would you be then asking me to change the title to “DIY hamburger”?

I knew I could get it to produce even better results, though. Do you want your colors to be vibrant or subdued? Like he said, the diffusers work as advertised. Thanks, and good luck! Being unwilling to cough out 90 bucks for an original Gary Fong Lightsphere, nor 45 bucks for an imitation product, I DIY one for myself, using some cheap and easily available materials. Some of my Velcro started coming loose, so I used staples to hold it on there. Cut a hole at the bottom of the plastic bowl.

I did not notice any difference.

Because A you can buy the same stuff on ebay for a fraction of the cost B you dont even need a diffuser to get good results. All that light being tossed out the front of the diffuser lights the subject’s face, while the rest of the room is lit by the bounce of the rest of the light off the ceiling.

Flash was aimed at the ceiling. If you have the means and want to spend the money, I highly recommend shelling out some dough and picking one up. Notice how the colors are brighter, the light much more even, but the shadows are sharper. Does the vinyl not add a color cast?

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DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere: Studio and Lighting Technique Forum: Digital Photography Review

Not the SpeedLite at all: Fits perfectly over an SB and works much better than the supplied Nikon cover. If you have a lightly colored wall or low white ceiling available, bouncing your flash off them can produce much better results because the whole wall winds up gady as your light source. Harsh shadows are somehow minimised. Somehow, and this is just a wild guess, but I suspect flash diffusion was popular long before Gary popped some tupperware on a dy to diffuse it.

I did try this and it really does compare to LS2 which I have used so far. Place tissue paper or lighgsphere paper on the lid. Same as above, but with diffuser. There is almost no end to how you can do this.

Photographer Allen Mowery made a yet another simple Lightsphere from some stuff he found around the house Velcro and bubble wrap vinyl drawer liner. Thank you in anticipation of your help J.

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The reason I used his name and fony product is to clearly indicate that you can DIY a similar product that replaces his for a fraction of a cost and weight, not to mention space in your camera bag. Also the link is broke. This is produced by lights with a very small surface area.