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DIY: Flash grid
Posted By: skinja, 03-13-2009, 09:41 PM



I built this flash grid with straws, hot glue, a cereal box, Gaffers tape, elastic strap and velcro. This is pretty easy to build but it takes a little time.

You can build the same thing out of a corrugated box a little glue and a rubber band.

for more info see the strobist web site, I don't remember the link to site that led me down my path.

This is was designed for and mounted to a viv 285, no velcro applied to the flash. It fits the 360 good and should work just fine on any flash head smaller then the 285.






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What results is this grid supposed to have on photos? Never saw anything like this before. Thanks.
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Grids focus the beam coming from the flash into a tighter pattern. The density and depth of the honeycomb control how tight the "spot" becomes.

Say your flash normally projected a spread/pattern of 8ft on a wall when fired from 10ft away. With a grid attached, depending on the above, it might tighten that up to a shaft of light 2ft wide from the same distance. (example for sake of discussion only!)

They're great for isolating your subject or for adding hair/kicker light to add some depth to the shot.

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Definitely a very helpful group.
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very nice grid spot. i'm in the middle of making one myself where'd you get the straws? :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by zenimagery Quote
very nice grid spot. i'm in the middle of making one myself where'd you get the straws? :P

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