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Free beauty dish, just add glue.

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    Default Free beauty dish, just add glue.

    So I got a little bored at the house and decided to make myself a beauty dish for my speedlight. I cut some pieces out of a cardboard box, and glued tinfoil to it. Then I formed the dish and taped the corners together. The center reflector is held up by bamboo skewers, duct tape, and hot glue. For the most part I would say it's successful, though I don't have a real beauty dish to compare it to. Below are some pictures of the dish and a sample of it compared to other light modifiers.

    Here's the dish itself.

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    Here's the different lighting samples.

    The beauty dish
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    A mini softbox
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    Bounce flash off the ceiling
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    And direct flash with no modifiers.
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    Fun project Realist. This reminded me of the "Hack AttacK "projects from Cnet.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runmonty View Post
    Fun project Realist. This reminded me of the "Hack AttacK "projects from Cnet.au

    hack attack articles - CNET Australia

    That's a cool link too, looks like a lot of practical projects.

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    very cool realist - thx for sharing this.
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    Love the DIY stuff. Cool share and that's quite an interesting subject for testing different lighting conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    Love the DIY stuff. Cool share and that's quite an interesting subject for testing different lighting conditions.
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