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  • MrWeeyums commented on arturg's instructable DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere3 years ago
    DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

    Worked great. Pics included show flash on the close-up of the ladies and no flash on the 3 quarter.I had a photo shoot at 1pm on a sunny California day with no clouds and used the diffuser to soften the harsh shadows and catch all the details of people's faces and clothing. It worked great and looked natural.I picked up the Ikea shelf liner for $4 and scotch velcro at Target for $7. I have tons left over and will certainly try new designs.I have a Nikon SB-400 Speedlight which points forward so I had to cut out some of the back of the diffuser to sit on top of the flash (see pic). I tilted the flash bulb straight up to fill the diffuser when activated. I also used some invisible tape to secure it. Even with that extra rigging it still looked clean (pic of me taken by a photo booth, not ...

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    Worked great. Pics included show flash on the close-up of the ladies and no flash on the 3 quarter.I had a photo shoot at 1pm on a sunny California day with no clouds and used the diffuser to soften the harsh shadows and catch all the details of people's faces and clothing. It worked great and looked natural.I picked up the Ikea shelf liner for $4 and scotch velcro at Target for $7. I have tons left over and will certainly try new designs.I have a Nikon SB-400 Speedlight which points forward so I had to cut out some of the back of the diffuser to sit on top of the flash (see pic). I tilted the flash bulb straight up to fill the diffuser when activated. I also used some invisible tape to secure it. Even with that extra rigging it still looked clean (pic of me taken by a photo booth, not my cam).Two people asked me about it out of curiosity but they didn't know I made it until I told them. It looks professional and works great. Super happy about this. Thanks Gary Fong!

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