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Photo by – Nahum. Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. Taken from a video I recently created.

While I would love to claim the original concept for this little project, I must give credit to Artur Gajewski and his wonderful how-to over at Instructables. I have used this little getup both personally and professionally with some really great results. Sure, it looks a little funny on top of the flash, but no more so than the original spaceship-shaped Fong.

Cut vinyl to fit your flash I cut mine to approximately 12 inches long and 4. Your width can vary depending on your tastes, and it can probably be tapered for a better on-camera appearance. Look at my facial hair I obviously don’t care about appearance. Your main object in measuring the width is to have enough extra to wrap around the flash head and secure the Velcro to itself.

Attach Velcro to Vinyl You will want two pieces of Velcro one piece “fuzzy,” one piece “bristly”each cut to fit your end width. Attach on strip to one end of your vinyl. Attach the other strip to the opposite end facing the opposite plane.


Some of my Velcro started coming loose, so I used staples to hold it on there. I really need to create a more professional replacement Just bend the vinyl fohg half, bringing the ends with the opposing Velcro to meet and wrap around your flash head. You can do this with your flash head either in the “default” position or rotated to be perpendicular with the rest of the unit.

Rotating the flash head before attaching allows you to quickly adjust the head, along with the DIY Lighstphere, for vertically-oriented shots.

You can see a marked improvement over the bare flash lightspheere and even over that which a bounce flash would traditionally provide.

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To view the entire video, visit wp. I would love to hear your feedback and see your results, so feel free to post!

Pat Kavanagh 7 years ago. Thanks for posting viy Mark Spoo 7 years ago. It seems to me that you badly underestimate cave painters Anyhow, good tip, thanks for sharing. Does the vinyl not add a color cast? I saw a blog post that using a plastic milk jug beat the fong. Melindros Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Melindros member 7 years ago. Its funny how very little “Gray” area there is when it comes to the Gary Fong Lightsphere.

Would be great to see a side by side comparison with some of the alternatives that are out there. I saw this thread posted in several of the groups I belong to and wanted to mention the material used here can be bought at Ikea. Taking nothing away from the OP, I first saw this around a year ago on “Instructables” [ a really good DIY site ] and tried it and yes it does give the results that the OP has posted. I know your question wasn’t directed at me but in my very limited use and testing of this, I did not find any color cast at all.


Edited by kgreggbruce member 7 djy ago. What I find funny is that the OP credits the guy as having the ‘original’ idea – from ! Just a few dozen years too late on that one!

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Also, when did taping some tissue paper over your flash become a ‘DIY’ project? My 5 year old can do that. Thank you for that heartwarming image of Fong being lightspherr by a plastic milk jug.

Fits perfectly over an SB and works much better than the supplied Nikon cover. RB Bob Jones 7 years lightsphede. Simple or complex is not the criteria.