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The on-board glitter macro softbox

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by royalpython, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. royalpython

    royalpython Here a lot

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    As requested....

    I read about a diffuser in a magazine, which uses a pringles box, foil, and a white coffee filter to diffuse the light, using an on-camera flash.

    Only thing different from the magazine was I used loo roll instead of a filter because that's the kind of classy guy I am.. :)

    Anyway, it's pretty self explanatory really and seems to work well. I'm sure I have read about someone on here doing it as well.

    I showed my 3 year old the magazine and asked if she would help, and the moment glue was mentioned, that was it...

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    I recommend a rocket blower for the camera and lens, as the glitter has a tendency to fall off, or a lot of careful tapping prior to...

    Also use of feathers recommended, to camouflage the flash tube when doing macro on the beasties - i'll probably end up with wasps landing on the camera :ops:

    Managed to produce these from it at F20 anyway, which aint half bad for an exposure using on-camera flash.

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    Locust by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr

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    Locust by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr
     
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  2. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    LOL. The decoration makes me LOL, but it's great she is keen :)
     
  3. royalpython

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    Lol, she's always keen to be doing something. Wish i had her energy and fitness :)
     
  4. sibo

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    thats awesome, i'm having a go at build your own softbox later. will post if it works
     
  5. royalpython

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    Cheers, and fingers crossed for you :) this one could be made in a matter of minutes really.
     
  6. Tenorplayer

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    Works really well but does nothing for your street cred ...ho ho !
     
  7. royalpython

    royalpython Here a lot

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    Lol no, not expecting much in the way of street cred here :)
     
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    She totally helped!
     
  9. Puffin

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    LOL - beautiful work!
     
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  11. royalpython

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    It's the future people.. I'll need to get a patent for the use feathers and glitter though... :)
     
  12. staceyx3

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    LOL.
    I may have to make one of these... Although mine won't be anywhere near as pretty.
    Is it just held on with the one elastic band?


    Also, it's a shame that my brother's taken his bearded dragon home now! No more locusts at my house :(
     
  13. Haripaul

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    I've used a Pringles tube on my 580ex as a spotlight. not as pretty as yours though.
     
  14. chaz

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    Just the thing for the Notting Hill Carnival :)
     
  15. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    lol :)
     
  16. Puffin

    Puffin Old Hand Honorary Life Member

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    Nah, Union Street on a Saturday night !!
     
  17. al1967

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    Top job, you need another ply of tissue though - the flash is a bit harsh
     
  18. royalpython

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    Lol guys/gals

    Agree Al.. I did mention in the first thread I made that it was harsher than norm. I was thinking another sheet might have helped, cheers, I'll get modifying :)
     
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    Priceless!!! I think you should patent it!!! :)
     

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