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Oct 12, 2017 12:47 |  #16

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Don't worry. You're not the first. Just run with it.

You want the Lumiquest thingee?

Sounds like a genuine offer ... just PM Bassat delivery details and in a few days that Lumiquest fake Gary Fong thing will be yours to use, be disappointed in, and then to trash. I'd be tempted myself but I'm well out of range postally.


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Oct 12, 2017 12:49 |  #17

I prefer Neil Van Niekerk's system better, a black and white bounce card (front/back) made from craft foam and attached with a pigtail hair band. It's soft, travels light, malleable so you can form it and super inexpensive to make for a couple-a-bucks.


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Oct 12, 2017 12:55 |  #18

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I prefer Neil Van Niekerk's system better, a black and white bounce card (front/back) made from craft foam and attached with a pigtail hair band. It's soft, travels light, malleable so you can form it and super inexpensive to make for a couple-a-bucks.

NVNk is the absolute authority on anything and everything to do with on-camera flash. Terrific resource.


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Oct 12, 2017 15:05 |  #19

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Oh my, I think I hit a big nerve! ha, ha

Do you think. If you are referring to me I try to avoid saying it is a complete piece of overpriced junk and I enjoy discussing flash photography in general. Outside of that you have my permission to buy as many you like :-)

I'm surprised Wilt is not in here yet with his yogurt containers.


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Oct 12, 2017 15:08 |  #20

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NVNk is the absolute authority on anything and everything to do with on-camera flash. Terrific resource.

My flash guru. I studied his teachings for months before shooting my first wedding and I was still did not feel anywhere near ready.


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Oct 12, 2017 15:14 |  #21

White plastic coffee cup! AND what's best about it is, often starts full of coffee :D




  
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Oct 12, 2017 15:26 |  #22

OMG you guys are hilarious!


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Oct 12, 2017 15:28 |  #23

Bassat wrote in post #18471191 (external link)
Don't worry. You're not the first. Just run with it.

You want the Lumiquest thingee?

Sure, tell me what to do


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Oct 12, 2017 15:29 |  #24

The problem with the Gary Fong is that even though it was only a few hours till lunch, it just did not keep my salad as fresh as a rubbermaid food storage container. I HATE wilted lettuce! :(


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Oct 12, 2017 15:32 |  #25

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The problem with the Gary Fong is that even though it was only a few hours till lunch, it just did not keep my salad as fresh as a rubbermaid food storage container. I HATE wilted lettuce! :(

Wilt will NOT be pleased!


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Oct 12, 2017 15:34 as a reply to  @ anitaw2's post |  #26

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PM me with your address. If postage isn't too crazy, I'll mail it to you. Free. Exactly what it is worth.


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Oct 12, 2017 15:39 |  #27

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OMG you guys are hilarious!

So you getting a few? He as one for your pop-up flash for about $30 that defies the physics of light. :-)


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Oct 12, 2017 15:39 |  #28

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The problem with the Gary Fong is that even though it was only a few hours till lunch, it just did not keep my salad as fresh as a rubbermaid food storage container. I HATE wilted lettuce! :(


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Oct 12, 2017 15:50 |  #29

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I was watching Youtube last night and came upon this. it really looks like something I could use. Does anyone have any good/bad experience with this?

As others have pointed out, don't waste your cash. You're better off learning how to best utilize your flash, and mix with ambient lighting. Others here have mentioned Neil Van Niekerk, I'd recommend getting his book "On Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers". That book will improve your on camera flash imagery more than any piece of tupperware, and for less money. The original 2009 print is showing up used on Amazon for just 2.50.

If you're shooting outside, just aim the flash at your subject, or bounce it off a building. No need for tupperware.

For the sake of examples, since this is a photography forum, here are some snapshots of mine done with a bare speedlight, on camera, bounced.

Bounced flash mixed with window light

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Bounced flash overpowering ambient

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Bounced flash using the side of a building

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That's not to say there is no place for modifiers. I'll use a black flag on my speedlight to control spill, or a white bounce card to push some light forward when bouncing, but I really don't see a place for tupperware, other than in the fridge.

Of course, what really kills me is when I go to the beach and see people shooting portraits with an off camera speedlight, aim straight up, with a plastic bowl on it. -?

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Oct 12, 2017 16:13 |  #30

Feta containers are so pre 2016

2017 is all about the paperboard burger container.

Lunch, it's what's for dinner.

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