Well, I got impatient and used White Straws.
15 from Subway cut at 1'' lengths. I still had some leftover.
I used Elmer's version of gorilla glue. Bad mistake, it sucks. It needs moisture to setup. I wouldn't recommend it.

I used a rain gutter splicer. It fits right over the end of my SB-24.
I am going to paint the straws and Gutter attachment matte black so there will be less light fall off on the edges.
(great tip HBR)

All Shots were taken with the lights on in my Bedroom.
I forgot my camera was on ISO1600 for most of these as well.

Gutter Gridspot Front

Gutter Gridspot Mount Side

Grid Spot

No Gridspot - Bare SB-24
Straight Flash

SB-24 with Gridspot
Flash with Grid Spot

Grid Spot

Grid Spot
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
That turned out awesome. I was thinking about this today while at work, now it is definitely my next project. I feel like the gluing will be tricky?
Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
The glue I used is not recommended. It is kinda messy. I think super glue will work the best. Glue around the inside of the gutter piece, one section at a time. Set your cut straws on the glue. Glue the next section and place the straws, etc... until you have a layer of straws all the way around the inside. Then put glue on top of the layer of straws you just put down and place more straws on top of the first layer and repeat until you fill the entire opening.
maxcaven 10 years ago
Nice shawn, thats some pretty looking light diffusion. I made one out of a campaign sign I had a while ago, got some good results.
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