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HOW TO – Make a DIY flash diffuser

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FlashPiers writes “Daylight savings has started now, and it was still quite light, but not light enough, and I really needed to use a flash. The shadows cast from my built-in flash are really harsh and especially prominent in close-up shots, so I made a makeshift light diffuser out of the top of a slide box, lined on the inside with some thin paper. It worked pretty well, as you can see, the photos have a nice soft light.” Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a DIY flash diffuser

  1. travis j icorcoran says:

    When shooting pictures for the TVR print ad inside the back cover of MAKE issue 04, we found ourselves with out a diffuser for our halogen shop lights … ahem…studio lamps that we were using.

    We ended up grabbing a few handy white dinner plates, and bouncing the halogen lights off the plates, and directing the diffused glow onto the subject.

    Necessity is the mother of improvisation.

  2. stevecooley says:

    Phillip, I have just made a couple of light diffusers for work lights, I’ll write up an article and let you know… you can get a preview here:

    but I’d like to write a DIY specific kind of article about the construction details… I’ll let you know.

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