Category Archives: Strobist

Natasha

Loving Natasha’s pics i took a long time ago!

Louise

Ellen von D.


Cherrybilly!

Last weekend I had an awesome shoot with Cherrybilly, It wasn’t only really pleasant, I loved the result too!

Light assistant (and second photgrapher) : Sem Dendoncker

MUA: Connie Van Noten

The first concept was to put a fridge in a field and let Cherrybilly step out:

We were very lucky, the weather was awesome and we took some more pictures :

I Used 2 SB900’s: one in a 80×80 gridded softbox left and my softbox/beautydish on the right 🙂

I want to thank Ellen, Sem and offcorse the lovely Connie again for the great day!

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New Beauty dish… or is it a soft box

Hey guys,

I wanted to make myself a beauty dish a long time ago now, but always struggled with finding the right dome… One day I stumbled upon a nice dome, really cheap too (9€)!

So I was determined to make a beauty dish out of it. Problem 1: I like strudy brackets, not the ones I put my SB600 on and then the bracket lets go of the strobe…( remember?)

An exhaustive search on Ebay, several purchases later I found a good contender : Here. I found this bracket easy to modify to whatever I want to. It’s very sturdy and my new SB900 fits nicely on it!

Once the bracket was decided I mounted a nice big dome on it. Problem was (still is) the dome is too deep to get a nice beauty-dish effect… it acts more like a snoot. So I switched again to add some diffuse cloths in the dome and got a pretty good result. This with a minimum of cost. It’s quick and dirty but works as intended!

Now next step is to get me the same dome, another bracket and make a modification to the dome to finally get my beauty dish 🙂

oh yeah, I almost forgot the result 🙂

On the left with diffuse, right is bare in the bowl.