Yesterday I was taking pictures in my studio (my last day in studio, I’m graduated now!) and the dark space was challenging, even with the 50mm f/1.4 on my XTi.
I had seen people make flash focusing type rigs out of bundles of straws and such (I forgot the technical term for it) and I wanted to try and quickly duplicate the effect. I grabbed a cardboard box from a 12 pack of pencils and ripped off the ends. I placed the XTi’s built-in flash into one end of the box and tried to aim it, taking a couple pictures quickly as I made adjustments.
These are some of the photos (RAW straight out of the camera, haven’t gotten to editing yet) and I think the results are pretty fun. I’m going to have to add a pencil box to my Macgyver-photography bag of supplies.