Thursday, September 21, 2006

Off Camera Light from On Camera Flash

Is it a snoot, or the worlds smallest softbox?

I don't know either. Thanks to graemo for this cool idea for lighting macro shots.


By Mike H.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Gary said...

See also:

http://www.dennisonbertram.com/hackmaster/2005/02/build-your-own-ring-flash.htm

or did I read about that on Strobist originally?

September 22, 2006 2:46 AM  
Blogger Joshwa said...

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.

September 22, 2006 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Ruan said...

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.

November 07, 2006 3:33 PM  
Anonymous PANZERWOLF said...

woah, i'm featured on strobist! ; D
actually, this is just a prototype i didn't even use much, the next model was much wider at the front end for much softer light
what i'm using now has a mobile head (with a lot less light loss!)

February 28, 2007 8:21 PM  

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