Photography forum: My DIY wrap around flash diffuser

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GoatDriver
Jun 11, 2015 2:56 PM CST
Here are the plans that I drew up for my Wrap-around flash diffuser. It is designed for the Canon 430EX Speedlite but could be slightly altered to be used on many different flash guns.
If you build one be sure and post some pics back in this thread so we can all see them. I would really like to see what others can do with this design also. Have fun!!

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Looking inside...I used a piece of aluminum foil placed in the center of the inside layer of vellum.
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Looking inside where the flash is inserted.
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Front angle view..I use an old Stroboframe flash bracket I had laying around to mount the flash.
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Side view
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Front view
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evermorelawnless
Jun 11, 2015 4:28 PM CST
That's some neat stuff! I'll have to give it a try.

I will have to fabricate a bracket for it...but I'm even more tempted to use a remote and put it on a tripod (while holding the camera) or even hand-holding the flash and attachment itself.
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Seedfork
Jun 11, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Great results, beautiful photos.
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GoatDriver
Jun 14, 2015 9:56 AM CST
evermorelawnless said:That's some neat stuff! I'll have to give it a try.

I will have to fabricate a bracket for it...but I'm even more tempted to use a remote and put it on a tripod (while holding the camera) or even hand-holding the flash and attachment itself.


you can hand hold the unit...just be careful not to "scare" your subject by bumping the plant or item that it is siting on
...(don't ask how I know this Whistling Rolling my eyes. )


Seedfork said:Great results, beautiful photos.


Thanks
Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Jun 14, 2015 10:21 AM CST
GoatDriver said:

you can hand hold the unit...just be careful not to "scare" your subject by bumping the plant or item that it is siting on
...(don't ask how I know this Whistling Rolling my eyes. )


I built a similar yet much less complex thing described in this thread:
The thread "Budget close-ups - Adding a flash to the mix" in Photography forum

I like the way yours goes all around instead of merely diffusing. But I've had a ton of good luck with mine handheld. But generally when the camera was on a tripod and I was using a remote (on static subjects). Danged buggies don't sit still for long enough for that setup, though.
I share this blog with the unwashed cetacean - have a look! - http://garden.org/blogs/view/evermoredorphins

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