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Autumn Red Setup

Trying out backlighting an autumn leaf and using my DIY difussion screen as a base. More details on the construction here :

As will be seen in the pic, another cardboard box is used as a base come reflector box. Luckily the insides of both these boxes is white, so they bounce the light around inside really well. In addition I placed another sheet of white card inside and at a slight angle, raising up as it got further from the flash. Wether this made much difference, I'm not sure.

The top panel is a see through plastic document wallet with a sheet of tracing paper inside it to give a nice even white surface.

This would not be suitable for heavier objects though. A sheet of glass or plexiglass/perspex would be a better idea for anything with much weight.


Light is supplied by a single fixed output Neewer SF-01 mini slave flash, which is activated by a Blazzeo SLT-4 radio trigger mounted on a mini tripod.

It was touch and go on height, I probably should have switched to a flatter flash stand. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, if you can convert it to foresight :)


Version.02 of this lightbox can be seen here :

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Taken on October 9, 2010