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    More lighting experiments. This time using a Pringles tube as a reflector. The plastic cap had a hole cut out to fit over the bulb holder, then the collar that normally holds the shade on was tightened down to hold the cap in place. The tube can then be clipped into this. Not sure if it needs some shinier metal tape added as the foil lining seems to work quite well, it might make the light a bit harsh?

    Next pic shows the lamp after adding the difusser
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    For the full story of these experiments, see the set here
    www.flickr.com/photos/steveblackdog/sets/72157623978598228/

    onestepclose, Andrea Giovanni, KayB64, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Adam K Dean 48 months ago | reply

      Hahaha awesome, modifying household lamps, and.. is that a pringles tube? wow that's a clever idea, and the shots you took with it look awesome. Very clever indeed!

    2. steveblackdog 48 months ago | reply

      LOL, yup amazing what can be done with a Pringles tube, also gives me an excuse to get some more in :)
      It was originally going to be mounted on a clip-on lamp holder, but couldnt find the right size collar to fit it, being an ancient old thing with imperial threads, so will have to see if I can swap the complete bulb holder on it for a more modern metric one. Maybe I will just buy a new one and ditch the old, it must be nearly 40 years old, my dad used it to see what he was doing when operating a cine projector when I was a kid :).

    3. Andrea Giovanni 36 months ago | reply

      Steve thanks for these wonderful instructions !

      When it's rainy I always think about learning something about macro...my mother creates some little jewels and wanted me to take pics of them, but lighting and stuff costs a lot of money. Well, no more thanks to your nice tutorials !!!

      Now I've got to leave, heading to the supermarket to get some pringles and some beans boxes if I can find them the right size !! And then to Ikea to get some desk lamps.

    4. steveblackdog 36 months ago | reply

      Great to hear you found my stuff interesting and I hope you have as much fun as I do.
      If there is anything you are not sure about or need more info, please ask and I will try and help.
      Enjoy yourself.

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