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Jake writes –

Making nice photographs when all you have for lighting is a bunch of tungsten shop lamps can be a real challenge. It is particularly hard to photograph polished brass under these conditions. So this weekend I set out to build a flash diffuser to improve the quality of the photography on this site.

Most of the diffuser is made with foam board and packing tape. I laid out a square 30″ inches on a side and then drew a cut line from each corner to the center of the top line. This gave me two right triangles that when taped together matched the center triangle.

How to Make a Large Flash Diffuser – Link.


  • HOW TO – Make a DIY flash diffuser – Link.
  • DIY Flash diffuser – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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