DIY projects just rock

October 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

I am excited to see the work DIY ( is doing on beauty dishes.  I think that photographers are inherently do-it-yourself types, so I really enjoy the inspiration from this site in particular.

Notably, getting great light from a single strobe is HUGE.  I mean really big. No one wants a photo shoot to require so much gear that a sherpa is needed. So the dish works wonderfully for environmental portraits, indoor portraits and even an occasional product shot.  I highly recommend the terra cotta version which runs about $17 to make.  Really, the key parts of this set up actually run under $10 if you can borrow some paint from Grandpas garage.

DIY did this great side-by-side comparison of two different builds. Here’s a link to the 2 beauty dishes:

I thought the results were pretty clear cut.  The right photo is livelier, brighter and carries more detail.  So I wrote about it.  Well, the folks at DIY humored me and here are my 15 minutes of fame!

Funny 🙂

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