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backdrop flash colors strobist style
backdrop flash colors strobist style
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Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2009

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I felt like experimenting today. I don't own any backdrops, so I tried creating one with the flash.

I used ordinary balloons as flash "gels". Next time, I'll try and find some cheaper quality balloons, perhaps the colors won't be quite as strong then.

I stuffed a clear plastic bag full of scrunched up clear cellophane paper to scatter the light.

Tried it all out on a very dark laundry wall and was ever so pleased with the result!

The tiny little pics don't do it justice, it actually worked quite well even though the colors were VERY strong. Backing away further (which I couldn't do) or introducing some more ambient light would also have helped to "dilute" the colors.

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04/20/2009 09:08:52 PM
Thanks for the Tip! This is really cool and I tried it last night too ;)

opss, copy right act is on me now ;)
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04/18/2009 02:06:31 AM
Thanks for the great tip! I've been wanting to find a way to get good colored backgrounds (simple & cheap is always a criteria) :)
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04/18/2009 01:39:31 AM
sweeeeeeeeeeettt
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04/18/2009 01:36:16 AM
Great Idea!
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04/18/2009 01:16:26 AM
Good one - I am going to give it a crack!
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04/17/2009 09:55:01 PM
Great tip!!

How did you use the scatterbag? Did you put it in front of the flash that is covered with the balloon?
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04/17/2009 09:47:51 PM
nice tip. :)
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