View Full Version : The Cloud Bucket

11-10-2009, 12:17 PM
It all started when I saw a really nice piece of photographic gear called the Cloud Dome.

Advertised and promoted on some American forum dealing with photographing shiny objects close up.

It gave terrific results, but I thought the price was a bit over the top for what was effectively a big hemispherical diffuser.

So I went looking for a translucent 'Dome'y sort of thing', and found my own Cloud Bucket in Woolies for 99p

Woolies, sadly, is no more, but the Cloud Bucket is still in regular use!


Here is the resulting picture


The Dragon
11-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Love it - thrift is a virtue after all.

Solunar Silver Studio
11-10-2009, 04:45 PM
AH!! So we have at least 2 geniuses on the forum!! This idea is very similar to the one Boo posted. http://www.boo.myzen.co.uk/lighting.html I've bought my bucket...or rather a food saver container...I just need to find the time to actually do the photography!!

It's looking very good, Bigwol:Y:...I only hope I can get mine to work as well.

08-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Thanks sharing - what a fantastic result for just 99p.

08-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Such a good idea!

I have to stop looking on here before I go out....there's always something else I put on my shopping list lol!

08-01-2010, 02:37 PM
I've got one of these and mine came from Wilkinsons :Y:

08-01-2010, 04:11 PM
I've got one of these and mine came from Wilkinsons :Y:

OOh we've got a wilkies near us, must go and have a look for one!

BTW, lovely pic Bigwol.