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A little bit of Just Fab...with regards to Mr. Giannatti

I had the privilege...no..the honor of being photographed by Don Giannatti (Wizwow)recently. He used a single strobe and a beauty dish for a similar shot. Not wanting to be outdone, but because I am thrifty, I decided to make my own dish and see if I could recreate the orginal (with model age regression action, of course). You can find the merits of a beauty dish here www.lighting-essentials.com/setups/beauty_dish1/ I can't say enough about Wizwow and his workshops...they're awesome..and if you can't make it, study his tutorials and get his DVD...it's worth it. Trust me. I've only had my camera for less than 6 months...

How I recreated this with a lambency diffuser and and a $3 foil turkey pan is discussed in the article www.diyphotography.net/just-fab-s-turkey-pan-beauty-dish No sawing, no welding. I made it in 5 minutes. No kidding.

 

Strobist: Homemade 16in beauty dish at 1/4 power mounted in front of her. I threw a car reflector over the top of the dish to keep the ambient light down for the background and well, because Wizwow did the same thing...I'm peering around the light stand to get this shot. Photoshop: Blemish correction, burned the background a little darker and ACME glam action (on Don's DVD) at 14%...The little bugger doesn't need that layer any higher....

 

I am pretty crafty when I put my mind to it. What I am going to do with a fourteen-year old that looks like this when made up however is beyond me..

 

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Taken on December 4, 2007