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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Wed 06-Mar-13 05:57 PM
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"acid-etched glass?"


creekside, US
          

Hi friends,

I was looking over a waterdrop tutorial, and the instructor was talking about placing his flashes behind some acid-etched glass to make the lighting softer...What the heck is that?? I know when you guys tell me, I'm going to slap myself on the forehead,,,and go duh......but I honestly don't know what that is...If he would have just said something to diffuse the light, I could understand......help

Darlene

  

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Rob_ZN Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2012Wed 06-Mar-13 06:31 PM
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#1. "RE: acid-etched glass?"
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Durban, ZA
          

It's basically just a some glass that has that matt, opaque finish, rather than being just plain glass, ie. frosted glass.

It's another alternative to use to diffuse the light. I suspect you could get similar results using some tracing paper.

Hope that helps

Rob

  

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jec6613 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2013Wed 06-Mar-13 06:39 PM
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Wed 06-Mar-13 06:45 PM by jec6613

Norwalk, US
          

For small pop-up flashes, you can even use an old film canister.

Anyway, what's at play here is a flash diffuser - throw that into your favorite search engine and come up with dozens of results.

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Wed 06-Mar-13 07:03 PM
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creekside, US
          

So now I have a HEADACHE! told you I'd be slapping myself on the forehead...So I would imagine even a piece of frosted plexi-glass or a piece of ceiling plexi 4x8 sheet would do,....now that was easy....
thanks friends...

Darlene

  

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Rob_ZN Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2012Wed 06-Mar-13 07:49 PM
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#4. "RE: acid-etched glass?"
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Durban, ZA
          

Should work.

Whatever you use, I'm sure you'll enjoy putting the tutorial into practise. I tried some water drop shots a couple of days ago. 2 litres of water (makes quite a mess) and over 1000 shots later and I think I have 12 images that look pretty decent

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Thu 07-Mar-13 01:14 AM
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creekside, US
          

Yes Rob, I should do know what you mean...but as you keep working and perfecting it, you'll start to keep more than you throw away....practice makes perfect!!!!!!

Darlene

  

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