Diffuse It, Twist It, Pull It
what this does is this light is very directional. When he added diffusion panel, it takes that light and it does exactly what it says. It spreads the light out, and when you spread the light out, it allows it to start doing things, especially if you're in a small environment. Now, the light can bounce off walls off ceilings off floors instead of having like this coming straight into you. You have light that sort of surrounding you, and it really helps when you bounce the light and so you can get these things. This is, um, this is called a stuff in Omni Bounce. Um, s T o F e n stuff in easy. I'm looking at it like this that the light because there's one way that this goes and so have to look at it to see which way is up, and this will throw Will fit right on a 5 80 x two. I think this actually goes on 5 50 Yeah, so I got a different flash, but you see how it works so you can buy these little things. So I've got a different flash this goes to that's not out here. We're going to stick tha...
t on there, and it's gonna allow that light to sort of diffuse. Now, the other thing you can do with your flash, we'll talk about why you want to do this in a little bit. But let's say right now if I have this up, what's gonna happen is this light is going to go all over the place. And so if I had a ceiling, the lights going to go there, it's gonna go toward my subject is gonna go to the bottom of the floor and bounced around. It's gonna come over here. So in a small environment, what will happen is that light's gonna be bouncing all around. It's going to really soften the light. So that's what this guy does right here. Softer light, harder like this is called a Gary Fong adapter or something. Very fucking something. Light sphere. Thank you. And it collapses like a fancy when that collapses on. What this does is it allows you to put this on a flash and to stick this I actually finally how do you get this thing on there so difficult? He's like you got smash it first. Like this. It's magic, and then it just goes on to your flash. I thought I'm gonna break my flash doing this, but it actually works. So I recommend if you use one of these things to do it before Yeah, is like that. Okay, here it is. It's on my flash. Okay. If it was like that, you see, that that's gonna do nothing was coming straight out. Right. But what this guy has is this little sphere that can go inverted or x con favor. Or what's the other one? Convex. Thank you. So you stick this on the end of this. And what this allows you to do is point this up. Gonna make sure. I think I missed a little adapter that's supposed to go in here. Yeah, there is. So you point this up like this. And now what this is going to dio is it will hit this and the light will go all over the place. And this is great for shooting in a small environment where you have a ceiling. Because when it does, it throws the light all over the place, and you're supposed to do it this way. The reason for that is if you're shooting horizontally issued this way, when you shoot vertically, shoot this way so it will just allow you to go back and forth and everything bounces around. So that's what the Gary Fong does. Sarah, we're gonna use you for just a second again. So I'm going to shoot Tethered here. I'm sure you something else. So we have the twisting. Okay, the twisting twisting is Teoh balance light. So we're gonna bounce some light. So what I'm gonna do is the seven come over here and we might have to cheat a little bit weird. Have you step back just a little bit. Come forward this little bit? A little bit more. I know you're like what? Tell me where to go. OK, What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bounce light off this wall. And can I take this off? Yeah, Okay. John's gonna take this picture of Sam Vanderhoof, one of the best models to live off, and we're gonna bounce off. This here is a gotcha. This is yellow. It's gonna cause a yellow color cast to come on your face so we'll know. We're gonna have a little yellow. They're actually come over here. Just a little bit more. Good. So what twisting does? It allows us to bounce light. So I'm going to use this to make some sidelight on Sarah's face. So, in fact, I'm gonna back up just a little bit more. Here we go. Okay. Take a look at this picture as it comes up, and I think you'll be surprised at how much sidelight we get just by bouncing this light off the wall a lot. Pretty crazy, huh? So it looks almost like we have a soft box on this side. So what we did was not only to be balanced the ambient and the flash, but we have more interesting, much more interesting shot. Our colors, a little wacky way. Also. Conduce something like this. So John's gonna come over here, hold this up, and then I'm gonna pull it back just a little bit more. John. There you go. Use your muscles. You can do it. Okay, here it goes. We're gonna pull this out just a little bit, okay? We're bouncing the light again. Thank you, John. Um, and we'll see sort of a similar thing. We have sidelight. We have a nice catch light in Sarah's eyes. There we have the ambient light back there. But balancing the light allows us to make the light source larger. See how large this light sources. Not very large. It's decides a couple fingers, right? Small sources of light like this make really hard, like get hard shadows. And so, if you could take that and make it much larger. But what's happening is that light is now surrounding your subject and giving you a really nice off. Like so what we did is when we twisted this, we illuminated this whole wall. And so our light source went from this small thing to something that was a few feet large. And so we got this soft light. You see how this transition is really soft? That's the joy of balancing light. Okay. Do you guys have this thing right here? Okay. Let me give you a warning. It doesn't matter if you have a canon or Nikon or a vivid, so I don't care what it is. Something is going to happen when you pull this out. Two things. Let's see if we can get this on the camera right here. See, this is 35 millimeters right here. 35 millimeters. I'll explain that just in a second when I pull this thing out, I could get my females or anything. Yeah, see, that goes to 14 millimeters. So it's in 35 when I pull it out. 14. Okay, what's happening is some people confuse this as a diffusion panel. It is not a diffusion panel. This is a white angle panel. What that ISS This is if you're shooting with a really whiting a lens like a 14 millimeter lens, your flash has an angle of view, just like your lens does. Okay, so as you're shooting, angle of view is depending on how you're zoomed. If you're a wide angle lens resumed way out, you can see a lot when you zoom in. That angle of view narrows well, your flash has to illuminate what you're Lindsey's. And so if you have a really wide angle lens, you need to pull this out so that the light can reach the corners of what you're Lindsey's