Interesting Difffuser 2 Stage

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Yeah, there are plenty of ways to diffuse light... the primary constraints which, for me, make this a problem that I found worth putting some effort into at one point (and may again some day) are:

1. being compact, monolithic, and durable enough to actually shove into shrubs, carefully maneuvre among webs, or handle whatever other awkward situations emerge, with the camera at arbitrary angles to level

2. being relatively easy to transport in a bag or backpack, set up, and break down

3. making efficient use of the available flash power, which can allow for use of smaller flashes, which helps with the first two points.

On the other hand, something you plan to leave set up in a controlled environment can get as crazy as you wanna get. :D
 

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I always thought spider and insect macros were taken while crawling around in the garden. The diffuser seems o work well, but it’s to involved for me to want to use it.
Yes that is the way I like to shoot as well, and this diffuser would be a bit fiddly for field work and would limit how close you could get to spiders webs etc. But an interesting concept.

I have only recently realised that some bird shooters setup up perches and feeders in the wild to get the best shots possible. Always wondered how they got some of the back grounds.
 
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