I might as well blog a little about my homemade beauty dish because it’s pretty cool and good looking. I sometimes wish it were a tad bigger so I’ll keep my eye out for another suitable bowl but I’m thinking about a ring flash at the moment.
I would also like to make a sock to put on the front of the BD for more diffusion when I’m taking photos of the ladies (hey it could happen). Another plus is that the beauty dish is a lot more compact than an umbrella so it works well in confined spaces (sort of). I guess the next project (or purchase) should be some sort of a boom so I don’t have to shoot around the light stand all the time since this thing seems to work best when used on-axis or directly in front of the subject and that means the light stand is standing right in your way most of the time.
Lighting projects can be addictive and end up costing more in the long run if you get carried away. It’s probably a good idea to sucker invite a friend to make things with you so you can shift split the cost of some supplies like spray paint and hardware.
Clicking on the image at the top of this post will take you to my flickr stream where you will find a parts list and notes on the photo.