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    Default When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Sometimes when working up close (within 2m or less of subject) I'd like the fill in flash to be stopped waaaayyyyy doooowwwwnnnnn for a tiny bitsy bit of fill in lighting, without compromising on my aperture and shutter settings, built in flashes and attached flashes often falls short

    So here is my 0.1cents solution...... using a regular office post-it pad and some scotch tape





    The off white pad throws a little bit of warmth onto the image as well kekeke

    Using a low GN flash unit (2nd hand Sunpak auto24SR) that has a switch that allows me to dial down 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8th power outputs

    If fill-in still not subtle enough...... tape over 1 or 2 more post-its

    Unit attached to a receiver that triggers via remote mounted on camera hotshoe

    Unit normally sits on a little table top tripod

    Flash purists and strobists will laugh at this....... primitive method kekekeke
    Last edited by ed9119; 19th September 2009 at 12:15 AM.

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Flash purists and strobists will laugh at this....... primitive method kekekeke
    Why so?

    there are so many ways around it... I made my own snoot for my flash too. With a piece of black foam sheet. Looking at making more stuff too, like a grid, etc...
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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Possible to show us the result?

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    i used tissue paper and rubber band last time.
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotophilic View Post
    i used tissue paper and rubber band last time.
    Same here. In addition, most flashes can be dialed down to 1/64 power output.
    EOS

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Possible to show us the result?
    Here's an example of a similar DIY project.

    Product lighting using compact fluorescent.

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Does a world map appear on your subject's face?

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    Default Re: When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Does a world map appear on your subject's face?
    no , unfortunately kekekekeke!!!!!

    wow zac, that sure beats my outfit

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