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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You can see a marked improvement over the bare flash definitely and even over that which a bounce flash would traditionally provide. Do you want light to be stronger on one part of your subject and weaker on another? I would love to hear your feedback and see your results, so feel free to post!

Wacom’s latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow — and most importantly, the final image results — to the next level. This sheet will have 2 long edges, and 2 shorter edges just as any rectangle does. I have a challenge This is produced by lights with a very small surface area. Learning to anticipate what it will do with the light from your flash is an exercise left for the reader.

If you shoot weddings. The accuracy or completeness of the information provided cannot be guaranteed. Do you want sharp shadows?

In fact, I highly admire the way he has hyped up his bowl to be such a hit.

I was surprised to see the sharper shadows in the second image above, but now understand after shooting a bunch more comparisons what is going on here.

The proof is in the pudding. The dit on your camera is not large at all. Some of my Velcro started coming loose, so I used staples to hold it on there.

How many layers of tissue paper depends vary how much light you want to let through. 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 If Gary has a problem flng the naming of my instructable, then he is more than welcome to contact me.


Do you want to bounce a blue light off a red object to make it look purple? DIY Lumiquest from chicken feathers. Notice the deep shadows and muted colors. As the comparison above shows, the results are as good as the original thing. Wow, never imagined how much my DIY tutorial would get attention loghtsphere the internet. Here are some other interesting shots of the diffuser and the pattern of light it throws.

Sure, but you may want to try some different pudding.

Readers should carry out independent verification of information provided. Would be great to see a side by side comparison with some of the alternatives that are out there. Size this to be approximately 2 times the width of your flash.

Notice what a larger surface area it provides? But I think that perhaps I should back up a bit — the diffuser I describe in this post is designed for flash photography, not necessarily for video lighting.

DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere

GF makes the best diffusers as far as I’m concerned. Now I can see what all the fuss is about with diffusers! So named because it casts very soft shadows and provides very even light. SpeedLite aimed directly at subject.

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Same as above, but with diffuser on the flash. His success is based on his skill as photographer. Shows you some shots where lightsphere is not the main sour ce of light at f2. This diffuser and any diffuser will not instantly make your photos look fantastic.

I attached it to my flash and started lkghtsphere around the house taking test shots and muttering to myself about the results. As an amateur photo buff, I am always looking to learn better ways to take more appealing shots.

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In my tutorial, I used some drawer liner material for the diffuser — this is very thin, rubbery-like sheets that are intended to be put inside a drawer to keep things from sliding around when the drawer is opened and closed. All that light being tossed out the front of the diffuser lights the subject’s face, while the rest of the room is lit by the bounce of the rest of the light off the ceiling. For me, the results were unexpectedly good in some instances, but unexpectedly bad in others.


When reality you can get the same results fnog used properly. Now, to produce really flattering images of people or pets, or products, or whatever you want to shoot you need VERY soft light… not necessarily dim — but SOFT. Yes, the light on her face can be improved further keep reading! The flash was pointed up at the ceiling as in lighsphere first image, but the light was being bounced around and redirected out the front face of the diffuser as well.

DIY SpeedLite Diffuser

I did try this and it really does compare to LS2 fing I have used so far. Sure, it looks a little funny on top of the flash, lighfsphere no more so than the original spaceship-shaped Fong. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses.

If you have the means and want to spend the money, I highly recommend shelling out some dough and picking one up. If you have a lightly colored wall or low white ceiling available, bouncing your flash off them can produce much better results because the whole wall winds up acting as your light source. Just a few dozen years too late on that one! SpeedLite bounced off wall with fon. Taken from a video I recently created. Mark Spoo 7 years ago.