Testing out a Bounce Card I made..

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    Regular bounce off ceiling:


    Bounce off ceiling + bounce card:

    Nice, but has that "flash was used" look again.

    Bounce off ceiling + bounce card + black strip:

    Better.
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    So then I grabbed a "real" subject. hehe

    Regular bounce off ceiling:

    Shadows = bad. And her eyes are totally blacked out in darkness.

    Bounce off ceiling + bounce card:

    Shadows are better.. and you can see her eyes now.
    But it's still a bit too much direct bounce again.
    Still has a bit of the "flash" look around the center. I want the light spread more evenly..

    Bounce off ceiling + bounce card + black strip:

    Better. Has less of a "flash was used" look.
    But still filled in shadows nicely and spread out the light.
    And put a bit of catchlight in her eyes also.

    Basically, it's working well.
    In this small room, the bounce card seems to be throwing too much bounce directly onto the subjects.
    So the black strip in the middle works well here. But if I was farther away from the subject or something,
    a full bounce off the card without the strip may work better.
    So being able to take it off and put it on (with magnets) when I need it is nice. =D
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    Matt, very interesting to read and see your examples. Well done!

    I will move this post, as you suggested. I hope other forum members will enjoy reading the post and perhaps benefit from your sharing.

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    Well documented and a good idea. I think this will work well. Thanks for sharing.
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    I really like this tip, description, and execution! Thank you very much!
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    Thanks guys! Was fun to make (and cheap!) and so far it seems to do a decent job.

    I will move this post, as you suggested. I hope other forum members will enjoy reading the post and perhaps benefit from your sharing.
    Thanks sue! =)
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    Hood tutorial. May have to dig out some foam
    Would work well as a gobo too

    I have rubber bands on all my flashes too which I tend to use with cinefoil. Very useful stuff too

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    VERY interesting and definitely creative!! LOVED all the examples!!! I'm a visual learner so that definitely helps see how it works!! Thanks for all the posts!
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    This was awesome, Matt! Thanks so much for posting this very detailed tutorial! Definately going to try this one!
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    Thanks! =D
    Was fun to make.
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