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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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9. SPEEDLIGHT: STAINLESS STEEL BOWL BEAUTY DISH

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PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS LOVE using beauty dishes because of the specific look they generate in their images. A beauty dish produces an edgy, crisp light that shows a lot of detail on a subject’s face. It can be used to accentuate high cheekbones, curves, and texture.

This project will save you hundreds (yes, hundreds) of dollars over a commercially available beauty dish and is almost equally as durable. I’ve made this one out of a giant stainless steel bowl and mounted it with a very strong metal bracket. You shouldn’t be afraid of taking this project on the road.

Parts List (Figure 9.1)

  • 24″ Stainless ...

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