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Old 06-13-2016   #1
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Hi,

I am looking for a diffusion panel that will allow me to do full length shots outdoors (wind, etc). I have a 40" round but it is not large enough.

There seem to be lots to choose from - large and foldable but not easy to hold up in the wind; large with a frame but expensive, etc.

I am curious what others have had good luck with.

Thanks,

Tom

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If you go much larger than 40", you are talking about something pretty big and something that becomes difficult to manage outside. You will have to get frames and stands and sand bags to keep it in place. Otherwise the wind will blow it over.

You are almost talking about those scrims they use when they film on location. This will be pretty expensive, and will also be a pain to bring with you and set up. Plus depending where you plan to set up, you'll need permits, because they will now think you are doing a professional shoot.
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If you go much larger than 40", you are talking about something pretty big and something that becomes difficult to manage outside. You will have to get frames and stands and sand bags to keep it in place. Otherwise the wind will blow it over.

You are almost talking about those scrims they use when they film on location. This will be pretty expensive, and will also be a pain to bring with you and set up. Plus depending where you plan to set up, you'll need permits, because they will now think you are doing a professional shoot.
Thanks. What does one do if you want a full body shot with a 40". I have never been able to cover my entire subject with mine.

Thoughts?
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How about something like this?

How To Build And Use A DIY Scrim (Made From A Portable Clothes Hanger) - DIY Photography

Simple, easy, cheap. Use as a diffuser, scrim or reflector.

I have one made from a clothes rack, and another made from PVC that easily collapses and is a cinch to transport.

I use shower a shower curtain, curtian rings and clamps instead of the cotton cloth and tape this guy uses.
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https://www.slrlounge.com/make-diy-scrim-50/
Just need a body to hold in in the wind.

Or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwbaizFB7Ew
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Hi,

I am looking for a diffusion panel that will allow me to do full length shots outdoors (wind, etc). I have a 40" round but it is not large enough.

There seem to be lots to choose from - large and foldable but not easy to hold up in the wind; large with a frame but expensive, etc.

I am curious what others have had good luck with.

Thanks,

Tom
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I have the skyline version myself I bought the first frame and fabric used from b&h photo measured some pvc pieces to make the second ran some shock cord through it to assist in setting it up.i bought a B&W fabric for it.


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