Car snap Posted on December 7, 2009 by Michael Willems The other day, in Sedona, AZ. And guess what I used to light the car – well, a flash, naturally, but how did I distribute the flash’s light? Answer tomorrow. Unless you guess!
I’m thinking you did one of these two :
1. Point the flash head backwards and use a letter-size paper as a diffuser… OR
2. Shoot the flash through an unfolded napkin or a white plastic bag…
Similar to (1).. except the letter-sized paper. So, what was I bouncing off? 🙂
Looks you used a Gary Fong lightsphere diffuser. Light will diffuse outwards and it does look like what happened in your picture.
If it’s not that, I think you could have used something really random. Something people could use as a backup whenever they are on a photo shoot and really needs something to bouce light off.
The latter. Something really useful and simple. It’s almost tomorrow … 🙂
Tell me you didn’t bounce it off your forehead?
Oh all right, I’ll tell you all. I used my favourite improvised bounce surface: my hand.
A nice warm (flesh-coloured) bounce surface that is always available… remember that one. Hand held right behind the flash, perpendicular to the flash light (ie parallel with the flash body when the flash is pointing up).
Neat trick. Will have to try that!
The forehead idea was funny 😛
you use your hand! to bounce!
lol didn’t read all the posts! but hey I was listening!!
Missy – spot on. I was indeed using my hand.. I know you knew!
excellent trick! another one to jot down.