This is a guest post by Robert Mitchell from Robert Mitchell Photography. Thank you Robert for this great DIY tutorial.
I just completed testing my new DIY Egg Crate Grid for my floor to ceiling diffusion panel. Total cost was about $30.
The material used is actually called ‘egg crate’, it’s sold in 2 ft x 4 ft panels just like lighting panels themselves and can be found in the lighting department of Home Depot, Lowes, and some hardware stores. They’re made of white plastic and have a grid of about 1 inch x 1 inch. I primed the plastic and then painted in black, giving it a few coats to make sure that all the corners and insides of the ‘honeycomb’ were evenly covered.
For my grid I kept the 4 ft length and put 2 panels side by side, cutting one of them down to 16 inches so it would fit right over my diffusion panel width of 40 inches, with a grid size of 48 inches x 40 inches. The plastic is very easy to cut with a heavy duty scissor or cutter. The 2 panels were joined together with small nylon cable ties and I tied them every 5 squares. That holds them very tight against each other.
I first met Andrew when I saw some of his pictures in a thread at dpreview and I was attracted to his pictures. Andrew is a landscaper who make strong use of the leading lines. His composition is very characteristic and his colors are so true that I really wonder if he even retouches his pictures !
Let’s see how Andrew’s “discovering the wonders of the world” to put it in his own terms !
I have decided to submit my entry to Jim’s best of 2007 project so here is a collection of the best 10 pictures I took during that year !
I never thought setting up a wiki would be so tiring ! I’ve been sleepless for 2 nights in a row but I finally got it working ” ((“or let me say almost ”))”, so here is the idea !
What is it ?
There are so many great photography projects coming out from various photography blogs that I wanted to consolidate them all in one place. A place that would hold, with time, the history of photography projects so I setup PhotoProjectsWiki.com for that.
“I’m camera shy” OK I said it, now the story !
I promised Brian that I will participate in the “Shoot yourself” project and a promise is a promise !
So tonight I have waited for all the house to sleep, completely ignored the millions on the internet I’m exposing myself to, took the camera and shot myself !
Canon EOS 30D with Tokina 12-24 at 12mm f/4, 1/250s with one external flash
I took about 25 pics and this is the one I have selected for the project