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Old 30-10-06, 14:09
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For those of you still following this tread with interest, A free white reflector comes with the November issue of What digital Camera. I've just got mine (pretty nifty)
Thanks for the heads-up on that Lello. Those reflector/diffusers are great for beginners who have an appetite for experimenting and learning flash photography. If you look back through this thread I started using kitchen roll around flashes then to these free small reflector/diffusers, I invested in a large lastolite reflector/diffuser and now I have a brolly. These free ones allow experimentation at little cost - there superb!
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Old 30-10-06, 21:38
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For those of you still following this tread with interest, A free white reflector comes with the November issue of What digital Camera. I've just got mine (pretty nifty)
Thanks for that Lello.

I can never have enough reflectors.

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Old 26-11-06, 14:19
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Foxy's kit is not very technical. Having seen the brollie, it is a 2 in 1 job. It is just that Foxy is using it in a novel way. Perhaps he will post an explanation of it.

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Okay... the not so technical brolly is a two in one that allows traditional use or shoot through. The brolly is white but an outer silver reflector permits normal use and removed for shoot through. During my visit to Don two weeks ago we used a second brolly to catch and direct escaping light behind the white shoot through to use every bit of the power of my SB-800 unit. Last week it dawned on me that the reflector part could be put in effect backwards to perform similar to a softbox.

Pic 1 - Traditional reflect back
Pic 2 - Shoot through
Pic 3 - Softbox!

It pointing down is an issue but it can be tilted 30 degrees or so.

Brolly is a Bowens 36" Silver / White (BW4036), cost 25-30.
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Pointing it down is an issue but it can be tilted 30 degrees or so.
Stephen,

Excuse cribbing a crop of an ealier shot of your kit.

You may have thought this redundant now you have your other bits. Ideal clamp to stop reflector part slipping forward.

Attatch to brolley spike before putting the reflector part on. A bit of guess work for position. I doubt the reflector would slide over it.

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I made mine today, Works a lot better than it looks!!!!!
look at this link, And watch the video (good for a laugh)
http://www.abetterbouncecard.com/
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I made mine today, Works a lot better than it looks!!!!!
look at this link, And watch the video (good for a laugh)
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Great find Lello. I'll be making one as soon as I can find some photo paper.

Anyone know what he is on about with that foam paper from 'Rags' ?
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All I need now is a black garter to attach to the flash
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Thanks Lello that was brilliant. I made something similar a while ago out of a white paraffin bottle, I never thought of putting it at the angles he was showing I normaly just have it going straight up.
The foam card I think we can get from craft shops, I will have to get a sheet and give it a go.
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Anyone know what he is on about with that foam paper from 'Rags' ?
Stephen. I think it is the same stuff you can get at most craft shops, they do it in loads of colours.
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