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Picture of Mailing Envelope Photo Flash Bender
Using a Jiffy bag or Mailing Envelope, some duct tape, and some wire you can make this awesome flash bender to mould and direct your light when taking photos.

Rogue make this awesome Flash Benders, that give you great control over your flash photography light, you can use them independently, or combined with an umbrella.

I actually have one on order, but that didn't stop me having a go at making one myself when playing around with a Jiffy bag. Plus you can use the bubble wrap of the jiffy bag to give it a softbox mode too.

Watch this video to see how it works.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
Materials

  • A Jiffy Bag or Mailing Envelope, the padded kid. Mine is a A4 size but shorter.
  • Thick solid core electrical wire
  • A scrap of electonics stripboard or veraboard
  • Black Duct Tape
  • Clear Tape
  • Reusable Cable Ties, or a Velcro strap. I used RapStraps.
  • Double Sided tape
  • Optional - Relfective Foil tape
  • Optional - Epoxy Resin
Tools
  • Stanley Knife or Boxcutter
  • Soldering Iron and solder
  • Wire Snips
  • Optional, but very handy to wind wire Bench Clamp and Drill
 
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