My DIY is Complete - Umbrella

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by chrisburke, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    Well it's finished... and it actually works great... I'll take some portraits of my wife later when she gets home... until then heres a sample... sorry the pictures are so big.. I wanted you to see it up close.

    Supplies:
    Black Umbrella from the dollar store ($2)
    Clamp from Home Hardware ($3)
    Old Tripod (free, as it's been sitting around here for ever)
    Heavy Duty Tinfoil ($3)
    Mitre Bond Industrial 2 stage glue ($20)

    Total cost for this project... $28... total time.. 1 hour or so...

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    Heres the flash mounted on the camera, no umbrella:
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    And heres the umbrella at a 45/45.. as you can see, its a lot less harsh.. i do need to work with the umbrella a little more though, as I've never used one..

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    good for you man.... put a little duct tape on there and you can audition to replace Red Green on CBC....
     
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    So what happens when you fold it up to get it in your car?
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    it folds up almost to the original size.. and doesnt rip which shocked me
     
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    Going to the local photography store and buying a silver umbrella: $30.
    Not wasting your time: Priceless.
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    as i said, i had the afternoon off, and nothing to do.. so i wasnt wasting my time... non of the local stores here carry umbrellas, and they take like 3 weeks to get in when you order them... i have a shoot this weekend...

    going with the flow: your soul
    pointing out that alpha is an ass.. priceless
     
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    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Maybe some other afternoon you can build a tripod.
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    why would i do that, i have one.. not to sure why your being a jack ass
     
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    Not sure why you think I'm being a jackass.
     
  10. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ah Chris... just let it slide.... Alpha is Alpha.. What can you do?
    Alpha == "Troll Extraordinaire" It says so right under his name..


    btw... great DIY project... I have a lot of respect for DIY'ers
     
  11. sdesha

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    what a neat idea! great Job!

    and like i said in one of my post if ppl aren't on here to help dont be on here! lol its really that simple. haha

    I like your umbrella...and it did make the 2nd picture better...I might just do this...=D
     
  12. tom.ganc

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    Great job bud
    I like the idea of using standard umbrella
    Good thinking for any emengency situation :)
    Tom
     

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