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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:45 pm 
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I was wondering if people have any cool tricks on home made lighting.
Ive seen some people make there own light boxes..... things of that nature from random items around the house.
anybody got ideas on how to go about building such items?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:22 pm 
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I have white walls at home, so I just set up the slave-flash (SB-800) to bounce off the wall or ceiling.
No boxes, no nothing...
If I bounce off the ceiling, I place the slave quite high, because otherwise you lose a lot of light!

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I use homemade reflectors, just get as many pieces of cardboard as you want reflectors then put aluminum foil on them andstaple or tape the back down. It works great.

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I like to mess around with my camera's flash it can render some cool results, I use something transparent or opaque to diffuse light or use cut-outs of Styrofoam to bounce light. I'm pretty lame and cheap right now (saving up for a Nikon D200)

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Yeah same here I am as cheap as I can be right now because I too and saving up for a D80 or D200.haha.

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With my Fuji F30 p&s I get really excellent results at ISO800 bouncing the flash with a tiny cardboard-foil reflector.


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Anyone care to post any examples?


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My entire studio is home made. I have some photos on my Flickr. I will be adding some more soon, too.

Heres a brief overview of my set up.

-3 work lights
-PVC backdrop (1 blue muslin, Grey soon too)
-2 reflectors (foam core/cardboard with aluminum foil on them)
-1 real dynex 5-in-1 reflector
-1 Diffuser made from foam board and tissue paper.
- Small soft box (tissue box lined with foil, with white Christmas lights in it and a cheap disposable cutting bored acting as the diffusion material.
-1 white foam bored (white light reflector)

I'm also working on a light tent for macro photography. I don't have any flashes, umbrellas, etc. I don't have an slr yet being my main reason, I am going to buy a slave but not yet.

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