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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So named because it casts very soft shadows and provides very even light. Your email address will not be agry. John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild. Size this to be approximately 2 times the width of your flash. My 5 year old can do that. How many layers of tissue paper depends on how much light you want to let through. Which is sort of the same methodology that he uses. Flash bounced off the ceiling at a slight angle.

Before we jump into that unless you just skipped ahead… I wanna say this: Maps World Livhtsphere Maps. Your width can vary depending on your tastes, and it can probably be tapered for a better on-camera appearance. Also the link is broke. Also note the much cooler tone of the image with the diffused flash. I cut out a piece of this material in dimensions that would fit around the body of my flash as shown in my pictures above. In case you don’t know the patent laws, you really should have some readings on the topic since it shows that you are talking about something you clearly have no idea about.

Mark Spoo 7 years ago.

The light is well diffused. I think Gary deserves every cent he receives for his products for intellectual property alone, It seems alot of people are trying to copy his success Attach the other strip to the opposite end facing the opposite plane. Well, first some background: Then I slapped some velcro on the ends and that was that.


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Wacom’s latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow — and most importantly, the final image results — to the next level. Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times? Harsh shadows are somehow minimised. Found this great article about how to build your own lightsphere-like flash diffuser.

As the comparison above shows, the results are as good as the original thing. Notice what a larger surface area it provides? I saw this thread posted in several of the groups I belong to and wanted to mention the material used here can be bought at Ikea.

However, if you have poor light even the best photographer will wind up with poor pictures. Congrats to him for figuring out how to market and sell a piece of plastic that wastes light when was the last time you shot a degree photo?

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If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. Place tissue paper or tracing paper on the lid. This sheet will have 2 long edges, and 2 shorter edges just as any rectangle does. SpeedLite bounced off the wall.

Thanks for posting this! No warranty whatsoever is given and no liability whatsoever is accepted for any loss howsoever arising whether directly or indirectly as a result of actions taken based on ideas and information lightephere in this blog. Edited by Melindros member 7 years ago. With this set there are a few surprises: All forums Studio and Lighting Technique Change forum.


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Then you read the fine print results not typical. This last shot is leaps and bounds better than the first with just the built-in flash, and is noticeably better than the best I was able to do in this setting with a bounce off the wall. I can better results with my fun foam better because I can shoot faster since my strobe doesn’t have to work as hard since it’s only throwing light lihgtsphere the subject, not the entire room and it folds flat.

Just bend the vinyl in half, bringing the ends with the opposing Velcro to meet and wrap around your flash head. This means you need your light to come from as large a surface area as possible. SpeedLite bounced off wall with diffuser.

So, for the purposes of explaining how the velcro works, picture garry diffuser material as a sheet of paper. libhtsphere

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GF makes the best lightephere as far as I’m concerned. Is the adpro a better choice for location shooting than the adpro? I knew I could get it to produce even better results, though. 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.

Find gart work on My website or follow me on Facebook or My page. Same as above, but with diffuser on the flash.