November 6, 2014 AT 7:00 pm

Built-In Flash Reflector #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Thingiverse user BlacklightShaman shared a photography related 3D printed project. He’s designed a mounting rig for reflecting light from his DSLRs built-in flash. This makes it so the light bounces up toward the ceiling, rather then directly at a subject which makes harsh lighting. This is a great way approach to DIY lighting for photography.


Hello again!

I’m coming back with another guerrilla photo equipment, this time it’s smart thing for reflecting flashlight upwards. It works similar to external rotary flash. A scene is lit much softer compared to direct flashlight, especially desired when making portraits.

Designed in OpenSCAD.

It’s not typical remix, but I used http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33823 as a starting point. However, the challenge was to fool Canon’s protection against using built-in flash while hot shoe is present. I added a cutout not to affect micro trigger and it solved the problem.

I hope some makers find this interesting.



Download available on Thingiverse

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