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Mylar Shades


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    mylar shades
  • (Mylar shade) Roller shade constructed with transparent Mylar film for fabric. Very effective for minimizing glare, interior heat gain, and ultraviolet radiation damage without obstructing the view through a window. Ineffective for night time privacy.

Mylar Bounce Card
Mylar Bounce Card
A couple of days ago my friend Jeff (pictured above) and I decided to make our own bounce cards. **actually this was all very last minute, very shits-and-giggles** So I bought 2 sheets of Mylar (approx. 20 x 30) - one gold, one silver - and 2 foam boards. I then taped both pieces individually to the foam boards, and Voila! 2 bounce cards. After picking up J's tripod we then headed to the park and found a nice area amidst the trees. It was shaded but there were streaks of light shining through. I set the camera up via tripod and attached Jeff's flash (SB800) - at an angle away from his face. At this point I used my "button" (remote wireless) and with the bounce card stood in the line of fire - to obviously refract the light back on to Jeff. These pictures have remained unaltered (except using D-Lighting in Capture NX, which added more contrast/definition to Jeff's hair/ear/face). **I'll post the complete unedited version below this one in a bit** Personally I see quite a difference between the two - anyone else have an opinion?
"Old School" vignetter
"Old School" vignetter
I came across one of my "old school" homemade vignette/filter holders yesterday and thought I'd share it with you who have never seen such gadgets before. It is made from a clear plastic bow which was glued together and painted. The vignettes are made from heavy plastic or mylar, frosted on one side. the openings are cut according to specific uses or needs. Some calculations had to be made as to what lens f stop combinations were to be used to prevent seeing the edge of the vignette. Some were painted to work with low key and the unpainted saw tooth vignette can be "lit up" with a small flash unit to completely burn it out with high key and white background. Digital sure makes life easier. The box/holder would slip over a lens shade mounted on the camera. It was simple although time consuming to make at the time. High tech for it's time. The background for this display i shot through one of the vignettes with a digital point & shoot Nikon.

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