Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Party Bouncer

So, I do the whole Pinterest thing and there are so many awesome ideas and stuff that I see on there. One of them was this...

That my friend is a "Party Bouncer"! Have you ever tried to take pictures of friends in dark lighting situations and the flash is just too bright? I know I have, minus the party situation of course because I have no life.

Here are some NON EDITED STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA pictures I took really quick for this post. I took them at about 6:30 at night and the house was very dim.

Pretty good for a flash shot huh? Light is pretty evenly dispersed all around my subjects/fellow partiers. 

See the difference? I could of probably upped my ISO a bit (it was at 200) for these shots taken in a completely unlit and dark room at like, 10:30 at night. 

in the bathroom with the lights out.
These set of pictures were taking at about 9 am with no lights on in the house, but the shades pulled up. My house can be pretty dim. 

I know you guys have seen my flash experiments before with a point and shoot camera (here and here), but I'm just excited to make my DSLR work better for me. I encourage everyone to try this! Even this technique in light settings that aren't terrible, but could be slightly better would still benefit from this little trick. It'll make your indoor pictures so much better! I just love that the light spreads so much more evenly. I consider this just an easy way to get a good shot most of the time without trying (you know what I mean?). For more information on how to construct one of these, go here


Friends that have tried this: 


  1. No reflections or glares!!! Ahhh!!! :D

  2. Awesomeness.
    Pure awesomeness. I'm am so gonna do this!

  3. Awesome! I'm gonna try that one! :0) My house is so very dark and I don't have a speed light so this is a great idea. I was going to purchase one of those things that you put over the flash, but if this works I will hold off for a while.

  4. That. Is so awesome!!!!! Must try. I have had numerous occasions and frustrations with this issue. Thanks for sharing...

  5. that is just great. Thanks a lot. I can try some bath time photos now :)

  6. Awesome! thanks for sharing!

  7. Awesome tip, thank you thank you!

  8. Wow I would like to try that. How heavy is the card or paper? Does it require anything special to make the card stay there? V

  9. WOW the lighting in those shots are really awesome! Great job! :)

  10. Just tried this the other night and made a post about it. Linked back to you. Thanks for a great idea!!

  11. that is frickin amazing! i must try this :D but where to find an index card for free... >.>


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