Just Fabs Turkey Pan Beauty Dish v1.1

After I made my DIY beauty dish using a "Fong" like diffuser and Turkey pan I was asked to see what would happen if I painted it white. Well, I didn't paint it, I lined it with white duct tape. Low and behold, the contrast is less and even more desirable. 1st picture is silver lined, 2nd is white lined, 3rd is the setup, 4th is the lined dish, and 5th image is what it looks like when it flashes...

Merits of a beauty dish here www.lighting-essentials.com/setups/beauty_dish1/index.html


Instructions on making your own here: www.diyphotography.net/just-fab-s-turkey-pan-beauty-dish


  • Brian Lynn 7y

    Wow, lining it with the duct tape really did make a difference. I think I need to go shopping tomorrow for some turkey pans and tape.
  • Andy Poupart 7y

    They make white duct tape?

    You're quite right, the second picture is much softer in a very pleasing way. You are a very resourceful improvisor!
  • Udi Tirosh 7y

    Hi Fab,
    This is a great improvement. I guess it comes from more even distribution of the light. As the white duct tape has allot of diffused reflection in addition to the direct reflection coming from the aluminum.

    @andy - duct tape comes in all colors shapes and form. I've even seen a pink one at my local HW store.

    - udi

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  • Asked Man 7y

    I liked it more like that, softer light, less blown highlights. Congrats, loved the portraits.

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  • asimplefarmer 7y

    i definately like the duct taped version! excellent idea!

    Im going to have to try it out
  • Marcao 7y

    great great work !
  • Jerry D 7y

    Great work, I definitely need to look into trying this out!
  • Kerry Garrison 7y

    Painting my turkey pan tonight!
  • hawkeye_flickr 7y

    Great info - Thanks!
  • Jan of Two Sisters 7y

    what type light do you use in the "beauty" turkey dish? Love the idea.
  • Just Fab 7y

    It's just my Sigma flash with a "Fong"-like diffuser that fits on it. Inside of lid is covered with foil to reflect the light back.
  • shonkathan 7y

    Looks good. I've seen beauty dishes used with honeycomb grids. I think I'll build one too.
  • shonkathan 7y

    Built it, painted it (I used a soda bottle to replace the Gary Fong).
  • q li 7y

  • hottbucks 6y

    thanks for sharing!
  • justin mitchell 6y

    WOW awesome.. What flash are you using and is it set to full power? Im using a Canon 580 EX II and Fong diffuser but im getting mixed results..
    Many thanks and this made me run out to buy a turkey pan.. :>
  • Russ Hermanson 5y

    Great shot - and thanks for the DIY info! I look forward to trying it out!
  • Ladybugs & Bullfrogs 5y

    This is great! Thanks for sharing!
  • Nora Biggio 4y

    heheh that's brilliant! Got to try that!! Thanks
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