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did you know use can use tuperware as a diffuser

I recently saw someone using tuperware as a diffuser, all clear and sometimes with the lid off. Does this work?

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3/16/2005 3:55:55 AM

Art    really, sounds cheap

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3/16/2005 4:07:42 AM


BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  Are you sure it was tupperware? I use a Gary Fong Lightsphere. It is a big white plastic thingy that sits on your flash head. It's used to bounce light. It provides excellent wrap around for portraits. You take the top off if the ceilings are super high, otherwise you leave the top on. It is better than the well-known Stofen.

In a recent "Official" study, a business card rubberbanded to the flashhead sticking up about 1/4 of an inch and bouncing off the ceiling had better looking light than the lightsphere. It mad me mad 'cause I just paid $40 for the damn thing.

Live and learn. So, you probably could use a tupperware. But, I think the biz card is still the oldest and best method for bouncing flash. Plus it's cheap. Gives a purpose to all those old biz cards you have sitting around.


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3/17/2005 11:23:12 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  If you were watching Bill Allard from National Geographic, it was, in fact, a tupperware container (although he may have switched to Rubbermaid containers) usually with the lid on it and a flash inserted through a hole in the back of the container.
Take it light. Mark

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3/19/2005 11:40:22 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Tuperware, business card, note card, printer paper, foam board, nylon, cardboard painted white, white balloon, translucent plexiglass, big open textbook. If it's white, shoot thru it or bounce off it, it all works the same way.
Somebody else talked about that Fong thing. $40 for a mini milk jug stuck to your flash.
Less costly ways and less dorky looking ways too.

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3/19/2005 3:36:21 PM

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