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DIY Flash umbrella
Posted By: Elva, 06-03-2011, 04:35 AM

DIY flash umbrella, a normal umbrella and a can of silver spray paint, I had the tripod adaptor for the flash and slave unit. Remove the handle, spray and fix flash shoe and clamp and there it was. I use a ball and socket head that is/was a flash tripod adaptor.

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06-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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Not a bad idea at all- saves some money in the process.
I wonder the difference in effect between a matte and glossy-type spray paint.
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I love DIY, but I wonder if the silver paint will rain down if worn. Won't be a pretty sight.
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I love DIY, but I wonder if the silver paint will rain down if worn. Won't be a pretty sight.
It will crack if folded....automotice spray paint so it is water proof

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QuoteOriginally posted by Elva Quote
It will crack if folded....automotice spray paint so it is water proof

Right that's exactly what i was thinking
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Doesn't have to be a perfect finish, thick coat of paint to serve as an effective reflector.

Spray an old nylon curtain, shirt tail, etc as a trial.

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Silver spray is aluminium based.
You will get black aluminium oxide on your hands and all over your camera.

I would use white enamel thinned down with turps to a watery consistency, and apply a couple of coats. That way the enamel will tend to soak in and stain the material rather than coat it, and should stay reasonably flexible.

To my knowledge, you can't buy a silver paint that's not aluminium.

If you really want silver, just don't let it contact anything.

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It is nice idea, but more photos will help.

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