Spherical Flash Unit
Here was a problem-- Photograph using a fisheye inside a Corporate tent at the Heineken Classic and be able to see across the fairways and have the inside of the tent correctly exposed.
The other problem was that the outside view was through a tinted window
The only thing going was the beer was cold.
After lengthy discussions and a few beers with some photographic colleagues it was evolved to use a modified flash gun that had a variable power unit as are the larger studio units.
We used a outside opal garden light and its base, an empty water bottle some wire and tape.
firstly make sure the condensers are discharged and carefully remove the covers and reflector. Next make a note of the wires and cut them in the middle .MAKE Sure you do not touch the flash tube with your skin the oil will damage it.
Drill a hole to suite a bolt through the waterbottle lid and attach it to the garden light base
attach the garden light base to the top of the flash gun and drill a hole for the wires.
Cut out the water bottle to hold the tube use the insulators from the original reflector
assemble the tube into the modified waterbottle
Next we solder the wires together use another joiner piece of wire as the wires will not reach 'btw the units will work over a few feet".
put the garden light sphere over the tube and be careful of the tube
check the color temp should be about 5000k adjust with color gell if required
The trigger is a flash sensor in a cap over the cameras own flash
I use three National PE5650 Pro units and have enough power un modified to throw 100 feet +
Using the spherical garden light or as an open bulb performance is reduced to about 60 ft but effective at 40 feet
The light is even and very well diffused
check out the result