My Easter Egg diffusers & gels

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by fractal, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    On Easter my daughter was playing around with "face stickers" - of course I had to take some photos.

    Since we were inside, i decided to shoot at a smaller aperture (f/8) and use the pop-up flash figuring that would blacken out the background.

    The first shot...


    Then I had the idea of using plastic easter eggs as a diffuser and color gel over my flash. I slid half of a yellow plastic egg and with the same setting got this shot...

    PS-I don't know why she was so serious. More like annoyed that she had to pose.


    I managed to convince her to sit still for one more shot; this time with a pink egg over the flash...


    It was a fun experiment and turned out to be an easy way to add a bit of creativity into ordinary pictures.
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  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    My 'kids' are in their 30s now, but I well remember that "Daaaad..." look that seems universal. :)
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Fun times:)