diy beauty dish

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  1. goodoneian

    goodoneian TPF Noob!

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    yesterday i found myself quite bored and stumbled across this article,

    Annual Report Photographer David Tejada "The f-Stops Here": Beauty Dish for SB-800,

    and decided to make one of my own since i had half the materials needed laying around my house.

    over all i think i spent 11 dollars purchasing what i didn't have, which is a pretty good deal i must say.

    here's the dish with an sb600 inside of it
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    you can kind of see the stofen diffuser stuck on the end of the flash. the instructions didn't call for that, but i find the light pattern a lot more diffused with it on.

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    velco strap to hold it in place

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    from the front

    and this is the patter of light created at iso 250, f/4, and the flash at 1/16 power from around 4 feet from the wall
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    not the most even pattern but i'm happy for what i payed for it



    and here's a picture i took with it earlier. i would've liked to use it more today but i was somewhat busy with school work. it seems like it will take some getting used to though
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    Quick questions, what are the gutter? Which section could I find it at HomeDepot? I went for a quick walk today and had no idea what that is or where it is. Thx.

    Kcc

    Edit: It was done really nicely, how long did it take u to finish it?
     
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    Very nice.
     
  4. goodoneian

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    it only took me a couple of hours to do. i let all the paint dry overnight though, so i didn't use it till the day after i completed it.

    and here's the gutter piece i used. in my home depot it was all the way in the back behind the lumber in the building materials section.

    my sb600's and sb80dx fit in it perfectly

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    again, not one of my best pictures by any means, but this is with the dish pretty much on axis held just above the camera, about 2 feet from my friend
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