Beauty Dish #2

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  1. eric-holmes

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    I took more time in constructing this next beauty dish. I used an all metal bowl and really focused on painting the inside. I got it all mounted together this afternoon and here are some of the first results.

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    Looks cool but was the key there on purpose or just happened to be there?
     
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    Oh it was an accident. This was a "hey look at me real quick" picture. Not much planning.
     
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    I see, but it's a nice shot. Like the reflection on her eye, not to mention her eye color is nice! I don't know if shadow would make it a bit nicer?
     
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    Some PP on her eyes probably would make them pop more but I was just messing around I didn't focus on the eyes that much. Here is another still life shot that I took with the dish.

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    I'd like to know more about your DIY dish, I think the results are nice and I'd like to make one myself. Did you follow a guide you can link us to? What was the source of light (wasn't a flash with the bowl around it was it?) and what kind of metal bowl did you use (just a cheap mixing bowl?)
     
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    I followed this guide to the "T". The Best DIY Beauty Dish | ishootshows.com

    I use an SB-600 Flash but you could you any flash you want. I also used this Lastolite knockoff bracket found on ebay. Speed Ring+Bracket for ISHOOT Flash/Speedlight Softbox - eBay (item 270488550611 end time Jul-19-10 00:35:12 PDT) It is made just like the Lastolite but much cheaper.

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    A very well-done project Eric. The final result of the DIY is a fine-looking beauty dish!
     
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    Just wanted to check in to see how this beauty dish was holding up? Is the paint staying on? That's the only thing I'd be worried about. I think I'm going to do this one. Since my fun foam reflector turned out so well.
     
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    this is really nice, i wanted to make one but it seems like i cant find the time to do it. im about to buy one but for my stobes but i dont think ill be able to use it with my speedlights.


    how did you cut it ?
     
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    Definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for posting :)
     
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    As long as you rough up the dish with sandpaper first, there's no reason the paint shouldn't hold up.
     

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