DIY homemade GaryFong Like Light Sphere
Gary Fong has become a de-facto standard for speed light diffusion. The accessories made by Gary include the famous Lightsphere and lots of other small flash improvements.
Zond2 came up with a small and cheap flash application that mimics the lightsphere effect. The materials: A soda bottle, some foam cardboard and a starbucks latte cap.
I did not test this at home, but the concept looks really nice.
Zond was kind enough to share the process:
Start off with a cylinder cut from a 2 liter soda bottle
Place some foam paper on the back of the bottle and use a lid of a Dairy Queen MooLatte (O.K. Any other fine creamed beverage will do). Then use a foam board to create the bottom of the sphere. Cut it out a bit tighter then the shape of your flash.
This is how the interior looks like
And this is how it looks like assembled
And on flash.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.