Hello! Post no. 2 of my 2nd homemade flash diffuser.
As you can see this one took a bit more work than in my 1st post today. A had some wonderful help from a guy called FongKY at King Fisher Photography, who sent me the templates to his first edition flash diffuser. I was blown away by the images I saw on his web site. Please give him a visit and get inspired by his images.
1st thing was to get the templates printed to size, “easy” I hear you say, not so when A. you live at the southern most tip of Phuket. B there are a lot of printing businesses closed because of covid. C. they need to be printed on A2 paper!
That done, sourcing the PP plastic sheet , again large enough to take the templates was a job for two different suppliers, one local art shop( I got the dark navy blue outer from) and Lazada online(a bit like Amazon UK), for the white sheets that “diffuse”. The rest of the materials (sticky back silver material, foam pads, and Velcro)were also sourced from the local art shop.
Because of this the project of making it was over ten days, which was good for me as I tend to rush things. It made me slow down and do the prep much more carefully than I know I am. Now he has an inner liner and a front diffuser(both white) to sit in the front of the cone. I have just completed this one without the inner sheet behind the diffuser. I can see already why he has done this as the images of my Vietnamese frog (2cm wide) was blown out quite a bit when I tested it out.
So what I found with this style of diffuser is that I could lower my ISO quite a lot, (that may change with the inner sheet insitu). and the light was nice and even across the image. Again forgive my still learning focus plane and only having a certain amount of him in focus. If you click on him you will see better what I mean. Canon 77D, Canon 70-300mm IS USM, at 300mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125thThe second shot of him (lighter version) is ISO 200, f/5.6, and 1/125th So i was really pleased at keeping the ISO down so far as well. Next try out will be in the real world! That may take some time as it is rainy season right now and we don’t get dry days for days lol. All comments gratefully received.
I am still practicing so if you want to join me in my journey click follow!