Vase, Rods and a Dash of Color

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A simple set up showing how the light breaks work. I have talked in a past post about the frame with plastic cardboard sides … this was used to make the pattern on the set wall. (4’x8′) The rods are acrylic colors available from our local plastic supply with a small strobe powering through them to make the “glow”. They kind of act like fiber optic rods. I just threw this together so I could show you how those Lightbreaks work. The wall is for a different idea but after seeing this result I may play with it more. Ah don’t forget www.lightbreak.com

Home Made and Lots of Fun

Home Made and Lots of Fun

www.lightbreak.com    All different sizes and patterns. They roll up neatly for travel. If you use my snap together picture frames you can build a diffuser/cucoloris to be used with your speed lights while on location. Here is a wooden frame that I leave in the studio and use plastic cardboard to build sides to the frame. I then place a speed light on a stand and power it through this set up. I can get different background effects just by how the head is rotated and how close or far away the head is from the LightBreak pattern. Remember that the zoom level will also change the look. Go ahead … experiment!