DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere · Allen Mowery am, 21 November Taken from a video I recently created. View it here: Get great results.

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Because Stofen or Lumiquest are two different types of products. There are 2 sides to this drawer liner — a very smooth side and a very bumpy side. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

If you shoot weddings. Drawer fonng and Velcro. In the top picture, the colors are subdued slightly and flatter.

How do I do it? Rotating the flash head lightdphere attaching allows you to quickly adjust the head, along with the DIY Lighstphere, for vertically-oriented shots. This next comparison is of 4 types of flash: Good catchlight in the eyes.

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Again I don’t see the need for using GF name on a project that doesn’t remotely resemble it unless you have issues with GF or using GF name is the only way you can get people to look at your cheap creation The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. Some of my Velcro started coming loose, so I used staples to hold it on there.

The size of the hole depends on which flash you are using.

For the rest of us, there are cheaper and more efficient alternatives. Sure, but you may want to try some different pudding.

Copyrights Please drop by when you are free, lgihtsphere dear friend Totally guesstimating, I measured 5 inches off the end of the roll and cut it carefully with a sharp pair of scissors. Proud 80’s baby, reader of graphic novels and movie geek!

DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere…

JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. This will merely manipulate your light in new ways. Just make sure that the hole fits your flash light well. Being unwilling to cough out 90 bucks for an original Gary Fong Lightsphere, nor 45 bucks for an imitation product, I DIY one for myself, using some cheap and easily available materials.


This is produced by lights with a very large surface area. Here are some other interesting shots of the diffuser and the pattern of light it throws. Which is sort of the same methodology that he uses.

When looking for a diffuser for my flash, I quickly found the Fong Lightsphere and was impressed with the quality of the photos it produced — and decided to buy one.

With this set there are a few surprises: Attach Velcro to Vinyl You will want two pieces of Velcro one piece “fuzzy,” lightspherf piece “bristly”each cut to fit your lghtsphere width. I wish that you change the title of the thread to something like ” DIY Flash Diffuser” I think Gary deserves every cent he receives for his products for intellectual property alone, It seems alot of people are trying to copy his success I’m not unjust to Gary Fong or his marketing technique for LS.

This is not to say LS are apt to every opportunity.

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As the comparison above shows, the results are as good as the original thing. Its funny how very little “Gray” area there is when it comes to the Gary Fong Lightsphere.

Your width can vary depending on your tastes, and it can probably be tapered for a better on-camera appearance. Now, to produce really flattering images of people or pets, or products, or lighysphere you want to shoot you need VERY soft light… not necessarily dim — but SOFT. I did try this and it ligghtsphere does compare to LS2 which I have used so far.

Your main object in measuring the width is to have enough extra to wrap around the flash head and secure the Velcro to itself. Similarly, I had to buy tons more velcro than I actually needed for this project, so I have enough leftover material to make about 10 more of these things.


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And all they have to do is put a piece of wide white tape or a piece of aluminum foil in the back of the lightsphere and that stops it from coming backwards Taking nothing away from the OP, I first saw this around a year ago on “Instructables” [ a really good DIY site ] and tried it and yes it does give the results that the OP has posted. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses.

Most bookmarked in this forum. Congrats to him for figuring out how to market and sell a piece of plastic that wastes light when was the last time you shot a degree photo? Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora. Sure, it looks a little funny on top of the flash, but no more so than the original spaceship-shaped Fong. See, when you take a picture of an object, your camera is actually capturing the light that bounces off of that object from whatever light source you happen to have handy.

To view the entire video, visit wp. Cut vinyl to fit your flash I cut mine to approximately 12 inches long and 4.