A bounce card causes you to face your flash unit up – pointing it to the ceiling, but you also put a little 3×5 index card behind the light to send some of the “caught” light forward. The Stofen Omnibounce, Flip-it and the Lightsphere do this same thing too each in their own way, but then so did the old bounce card.
Why doesn’t someone make something simple like a bounce card, but make it so the photographers can make it themselves and make it better than the simple old bounce card ever was?
There is something like this – it’s called “A Better Bounce Card”. And it is something every photographer can make themselves – without buying expensive devices – and make as many as they need!
Plus it’s DIRECTIONAL, Cheap, bump someone and it won’t fall off or worst yet bust off your hot shoe mount! And it’s light, actually, light as a piece of paper!!
I have had some trouble finding the foam paper, I’ve been in a lot of shops but they don’t even seem to know what I’m talking about.
I do know some people have managed to find it though, so it can’t be that hard.
If anyone knows where you can get it (preferably in PJ) it’d be appreciated.
I’ve heard someone say they got some in 1-U, but I don’t know where!
I do have a Gary Fong Lightsphere II (the clear one), but this is extremely portable and lightweight, so I’d like to keep it stuffed in my camera bag just in case.