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    just want to ask something.

    I went to this website. and the guy suggested this foamy sheet to use as a bounce card.

    I have been looking all over to find this in bookstores/office supplies store. i went to Popular, but cant find any.

    Do you know any specific store that sells this.

    Thanks

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    this website ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    just want to ask something.

    I went to this website. and the guy suggested this foamy sheet to use as a bounce card.

    I have been looking all over to find this in bookstores/office supplies store. i went to Popular, but cant find any.

    Do you know any specific store that sells this.

    Thanks
    Can try Spotlight @ Plaza Singapura

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    Can try going to Bras Basah, Art Friend.

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    thanks guys. what do you call this foamy sheets anyway? i had a hard time describing it to Popular sales gal... hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    thanks guys. what do you call this foamy sheets anyway? i had a hard time describing it to Popular sales gal... hehe
    foam paper. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    thanks guys. what do you call this foamy sheets anyway? i had a hard time describing it to Popular sales gal... hehe
    dun think popular will have..a good source for art materials will be art friend and spotlight..i got mine at spotlight plazasing..the big rubber band is from CK dept store..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    dun think popular will have..a good source for art materials will be art friend and spotlight..i got mine at spotlight plazasing..the big rubber band is from CK dept store..
    CK Department store is where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    CK Department store is where?
    chinatown got one..i got mine from clementi ave 2..
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    Art friend, about $1 per piece
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    I just bought a white colour plastic file and cut out the backing to make into a bounce card....but haven't got time to test.....do you think its ok? Why foam paper har? Less reflective (more diffused?) than plastic card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    I just bought a white colour plastic file and cut out the backing to make into a bounce card....but haven't got time to test.....do you think its ok? Why foam paper har? Less reflective (more diffused?) than plastic card?
    I think you got the purpose wrongly. You have to use a non reflective material. less reflective results to more diffused.

    reflective material is like using the flash directly to your subject. imagine using mirror (the most reflective material) as a bounce card...

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    O, I think I did not explain myself clearly...I was using a very rough/opaque white plastic piece....its not those with glossy and smooth surface. Paid $2 for the file

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    I think you got the purpose wrongly. You have to use a non reflective material. less reflective results to more diffused.

    reflective material is like using the flash directly to your subject. imagine using mirror (the most reflective material) as a bounce card...

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    This foam material is called "Foamtastic" at Art Friend if I remember correctly.

    I have used it and it works great cos it lets you adjust the amount of light u wish to throw forward to light up your subject.
    Too much light and u see harsh shadows, too little and u get shadows in areas under the chin.
    It also works in portrait mode, an added advantage over normal flat bounce cards.

    http://abetterbouncecard.com/

    By the way, this has been posted before many months back.

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    Do you use the foamtastic all by itself to make the bounce card or do you paste it over another stiffer material?

    And how do you adjust the foam to alter the light bouced forward?

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by genegoh View Post
    This foam material is called "Foamtastic" at Art Friend if I remember correctly.

    I have used it and it works great cos it lets you adjust the amount of light u wish to throw forward to light up your subject.
    Too much light and u see harsh shadows, too little and u get shadows in areas under the chin.
    It also works in portrait mode, an added advantage over normal flat bounce cards.

    http://abetterbouncecard.com/

    By the way, this has been posted before many months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Do you use the foamtastic all by itself to make the bounce card or do you paste it over another stiffer material?

    And how do you adjust the foam to alter the light bouced forward?

    Thanks.
    I think I can answer that one... when you attach your foamtastic to your flash. just lift the foam backwards and down. push and pull to adjust.

    this is from the video i saw

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    it the video from the a better bounce card site?? Argggg....my comp just won't load that video and my company has blocked all video streaming.....can watch it since a few months back....

    Can I just ask, that means the foam is ready to be fitted onto the flash?? Just attach by rubber band?

    Sorry for that...

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinsm View Post
    I think I can answer that one... when you attach your foamtastic to your flash. just lift the foam backwards and down. push and pull to adjust.

    this is from the video i saw
    Last edited by lastboltnut; 3rd August 2007 at 04:02 PM.

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    a tip from the cheapo (me) ...hehe

    u can get the black band free. just go to the bicycle shop and ask for the discarded bicycle tyre tube (they will give it to u free). slice the tube to a piece abt 1" to 2" and stretch it around your flash. I just got the tube and the band that i cut fit snugly ard the flash...

    now it's just the foam paper to complete it...meanwhile using a folded a4 paper.....
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    haha, right now im using the same, just a normal a4 paper, but i will try to find tonight, anyone know what other place we can buy this foamtastic or any same material...

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    like they say, either art friend or spotlight
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