Just Fabs Turkey Pan Beauty Dish v1.1

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    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

    jciv, asimplefarmer, aleksandarlevi, and 77 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Brian Lynn 77 months ago | reply

      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.

    2. andy_57 77 months ago | reply

      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!

    3. udijw 77 months ago | reply

      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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    4. Asked Man 77 months ago | reply

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

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    5. asimplefarmer 77 months ago | reply

      i definately like the duct taped version! excellent idea!

      Im going to have to try it out

    6. Marcao 77 months ago | reply

      great great work !

    7. vandyll.net 77 months ago | reply

      Great work, I definitely need to look into trying this out!

    8. kcgarrison_1999 77 months ago | reply

      Painting my turkey pan tonight!

    9. hawkeye_flickr 77 months ago | reply

      Great info - Thanks!

    10. Jan of Two Sisters 77 months ago | reply

      what type light do you use in the "beauty" turkey dish? Love the idea.

    11. Just Fab 77 months ago | reply

      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.

    12. shonkathan 77 months ago | reply

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

    13. shonkathan 77 months ago | reply

      Built it, painted it (I used a soda bottle to replace the Gary Fong).

    14. q_li 73 months ago | reply


    15. hottbucks 63 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing!

    16. Justin Mitchell Photography 63 months ago | reply

      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.. :>

    17. Russ_hermanson 53 months ago | reply

      Great shot - and thanks for the DIY info! I look forward to trying it out!

    18. Ladybugs & Bullfrogs 52 months ago | reply

      This is great! Thanks for sharing!

    19. norizza 41 months ago | reply

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

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