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    Hi all,

    I have finally purchase the flash... SB600. Now, can someone teach me how to make a bounce card?

    What material to use, where to buy the material, the size etc.... thank you

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Do a search... many moons ago... when I was a nooB, I asked this very same question also...

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    Any white color card lah. I personally dun like it to be laminated.
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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    If you don't want any colour cast, use a white card. If you want warm effects, use gold paper. If you want more directional lighting, ie not very diffused, use shiney surface. Other types of reflective material you might like to try is alluminium foil, crushed for a softer effect. Most importantly, experiment and see which gives you the effect you want or like.

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    Buy an A6 index card... sells as a pack. If you want something more solid buy white card.

    For design, look at the commercial models available from stofen, lumiquest etc and model yours after theirs. Simple

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    You could buy a white PVC Sheet
    and a Black velcro set.
    You could buy it at Art's Friend in Bras Basah Complex
    less than 10 dollars.

    Or you could use a black garter.

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    you have any white shampoo bottles that are square at the base? cut them up and use...works for some flashes
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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    before i got the LS, i used 4ply tissue paper(diffuser)

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    any rigid white plane thing that'll stay stuck to the flash head la bro!

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Huggable's got a pack of 0.7mm plastic sheets from Artfriend, and a set of velcro strips from Spotlight. Cut the plastic sheet to size, and paste some velcro onto the lower edge. Paste the velcro round the tip of the flash, and volva, a bounce card!

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Me....I use white PVC plastic sheets..and attach them to the flashead with wristbands...

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Just took a picture of my card, with flash:

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    Hmmm... just a tip for newbies.

    Trying using a mouse pad for a making a bounce card. You know those thin stiff sheets with white shiny backing that became popular when optical mouses came out? Yeah they're perfect (Not the thick paded ones!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    you have any white shampoo bottles that are square at the base? cut them up and use...works for some flashes
    same here I'm with head and shoulders. you?
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    styrofoam sheets and velcro lah...served me for years...

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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Do a search... many moons ago... when I was a nooB, I asked this very same question also...

    Ha, you a nooB !, I can't imagine that far back

    I always thought of you as being born with a Nikon in your mouth

    Kidding
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    Default Re: Home made bounce card?

    Advantages in using white plastic bag as diffuser.
    1)Easily available and free
    2)Makes ur flash head waterproof
    3)Can use as escape device when u botched a shoot midway. ( cover yr head n face with it and run )

    my 2cts

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsmoker
    3)Can use as escape device when u botched a shoot midway. ( cover yr head n face with it and run )

    ...then skali bang wall
    "ashes to ashes; funk to funky..we know major_tom's a junkie
    strung out on heaven's high....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by major_tom
    ...then skali bang wall
    Dont worry, nobody will know who......

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