DIY street sign "softbox" portrait

Taken during our meetup for an evening of night shooting down the Royal Mile.


The light source is a single flash at right fired through the white translucent plastic of a broken illuminated street sign as a diffuser.


The DIY street sign "softbox" is shown here.


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  • VerseVend 6y

    Saw Aroosha's version of this - great fun!
  • Alan Whyte 6y

    This is a stunning portrait chris. The impromptu diffuser worked well
  • Dan Ridley-Ellis 6y

    Yes - a fantastic shot.
  • Curtis Hakl 6y

    Chris, could have been lit in a million dollar studio. Shows what you can produce by knowing what can be done.... you teach by example! great portrait, but even better that you could produce this 'on the street'
  • backroom.angel 6y

    excellent portrait Chris...

    Seen in the group"Square Scotland" (?)
  • Judy Cabbages 6y

    Great portrait Chris!
  • hettie gm 6y

    Wow, Aroosha :)
  • Karma' 6y

    Top marks to you Chris. Looking gorgeous Aroosha!
  • 4eyes1lens 6y

    Excellent shot, Chris. The view count says it all about Aroosha ... Wow :o)
  • Aroosha Laghaee 6y

    Goodness me! I hadn't noticed the view count! Although I think that has more to do with the flattering ingenious lighting than me :0)
  • Liquid Stereo 5y

    Lovely image.
  • drnoahboddy 5y

    This is fantastic .
  • James Reckitt 4y

    This is fabulous! Which flashgun did you use?
  • Chris Malcolm 4y

    Check the photo linked in the description, which has a photograph of the lighting set up. It's a Metz 45.
  • Pooya Del 3y

    Whaow.........Great pic
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Taken on November 14, 2009
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