DIY Beauty Dish | April 15, 2010

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I’ve been playing a lot with my 46″ Umbrella (both reflective and shoot thru), 24″ x 24″ softboxes a lot, and after a lot of reading, I was really inspired by the the one and only Todd Owyoung’s approach in building his own beauty dish. Anyway, two weeks ago, I started going to dollar stores and hardware stores and look for the right parts and had my good friend Kevin from Violets and Viruses to help me build this beast.

Like Todd, I own the EzySoft softbox so I just used the Lastolite’s hotshoe mount to make my life easier. I bought 3 more screw nuts so I can easily remove and reinsert the mount.

Here are some photos of the beauty dish during construction

During construction of the DIY Beauty Dish

During construction of the DIY Beauty Dish



Front view of the DIY Beauty Dish, testing the assembly

Front view of the DIY Beauty Dish, testing the assembly

Back view of the DIY Beauty Dish, testing the assembly

Back view of the DIY Beauty Dish, testing the assembly

And a few more photos of the finished product.

Front view of the beauty dish after it was done

Front view of the beauty dish after it was done

Back view of the beauty dish after it was done

Back view of the beauty dish after it was done

Rear side view of the beauty dish after it was done

Rear side view of the beauty dish after it was done

Front side view of the beauty dish after it was done

Front side view of the beauty dish after it was done

After the dish was completed, of course I have to take a few sample shots to test it out.

Beauty Dish Testing: Mok

Beauty Dish Testing: Mok

Beauty Dish Testing: Mok

Beauty Dish Testing: Mok

Beauty Dish Testing: Myself

Beauty Dish Testing: Myself

Notice the catch lights! Even tho the photos are small.

Read more about Todd Owyoung’s DIY Beauty Dish

Also check out Kevin’s blog Mok The Rocker here

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