Beauty Dish dengan Baskom Stenlis

Membaca dari e-book yang didapat melalui internet yang berjudul "Photographic Lighting Equipment - A Comprehensive Guide for Digital Photographers" dan beberapa materi bacaan dari internet lainnya tentang DIY lighting maka saya coba untuk membuat lighting dari baskom yang dijual toko kelontongan/pecah belah.

Ini kutipan dari e-book nya:

Beauty Dishes. A beauty dish is a large flat dish reflector in the range of 16 to 30 inches in diameter.Most have a white painted interior to reduce specularity and soften the light. Nearly all of them have a little panel that “floats” over the flash tube so that no direct light is emitted from the reflector. All illumination comes from the white bowl. One specialty manufacturer
even makes a 40-inch version, but the price is outrageous. So, here’s the gist of the argument: I understand that the beauty dish is meant to be used close to a model’s face; my fashion photographer friends even have a formula that says beauty dishes should be used at a distance equal to about 2x the diameter of the beauty dish. That’s about 32 to 60 inches from the subject. What I’m supposed to see is “a soft, smooth light with crisp (but not hard) shadows that quickly falls off on the edges.” I’ve owned a beauty dish for years, and I just don’t see much of a difference between it and a well-tuned umbrella of the same basic size. But take this with a grain of salt. I’m not a professional beauty photographer, and I admit that they’re probably more sensitive to the nuances of their specialty. My biggest reason for choosing a small, black backed umbrella over the beauty dish is the difference between $22 (a little umbrella) and $300 (the cool beauty dish). My portraiture style usually calls for a much bigger and softer light source like a 60-inch umbrella or a big softbox. We’ll discuss those accessories in one of the following sections.
Play with a beauty dish. You might find it irreplaceable. Then again, you might find it about as useful as a 20- or 32-inch umbrella. With all light modifiers, so much is subjective and dependent on your style. That’s my two cents’ worth.


Setelah mencari-cari alat yang kira-kira cukup sesuai dengan apa yang diinginkan diantaranya yang paling utama adalah "Harga murah"... hahaha... serta berbahan yang ringan, serta tidak memakan banyak waktu untuk membuaatnya. Alhamdulillah menemukan baskom stenlis dengan berbagai ukuran dan kebetulan saya mendapatkannya di toko yang tidak jauh dari kediaman.

Ada 2 buah baskom yang saya beli, baskom pertama dengan ukuran 20cm dan baskom kedua dengan ukuran 30cm. Lalu baskom dibuat bolongan sebesar kira-kira ukuran kepala flash agar flash dapat diletakkan pada baskom tersebut.





Beberapa hasil jepretan yang didapatkan
Testing Pertama

Menggunakan 1 lampu flash beauty dish

Menggunakan 1 flash beauty dish 30cm sebelah kiri dan 20cm dari sebelah kanan

Setting sama seperti gambar sebelumnya
Menggunakan 1 beauty dish


Alhamdulillah cukup merasa terpuaskan dengan hasilnya walaupun dengan harga yang lumayan murah, satu baskom dengan ukuran 20cm dibeli dengan harga Rp. 6.000 dan ukuran 30cm dengan harga Rp.11.000 kalau tidak salah.

Enjoy !