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Posted at 6:49 PM.
See also:http://www.dennisonbertram.com/hackmaster/2005/02/build-your-own-ring-flash.htmor did I read about that on Strobist originally?
One of my favorite tricks to use in a pinch is to find some shiny white postcard or other thick white piece of paper, and use it to direct the on-camera flash towards a nearby wall or cieling. This works especially well for on-location still life shots, where I typically direct the light to a wall *behind* and slightly above the subject to get that "daylight coming through a window behind the subject" soft-specular reflection look.
You could also look here for a similar contraption, with a slight difference in order to work better with a canon 5x macro lens.You'll also see lots of the work done with the setup, which is most impressive.
woah, i'm featured on strobist! ; Dactually, this is just a prototype i didn't even use much, the next model was much wider at the front end for much softer lightwhat i'm using now has a mobile head (with a lot less light loss!)
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