Homemade Flash Diffuser Explained
Or…please tell us how you made that!
Last week’s blog post about A Simple Photography Hack for Flash Photography generated quite a few email and Rebel Photographer Group requests to show the steps and/or photos for the flash modifier I built. In response to your interest this post outlines the steps for my New Year’s Eve Flash Photography Hack. With a little creativity and a few common household items, it’s easier than you think. So here we go:
Building a homemade Flash Diffuser, step by step
1-Select the piece that you want to use as a diffuser. In this case I used a disposable bowl.
2-Select a piece of cardboard and cut out a lid for the bowl.
3-Draw a space for your flash head to fit through the new lid and make two diagonal cuts in the cardboard.
4-Fold the cuts and you’ll get four wings folding downward. Test to make sure that the opening fits the flash.
5-Attach the lid to the bowl with tape, and then attach the bowl to the flash and use tape to secure the diffuser to the flash.
6-Job is done! It looks funny but works like a charm!
That is all for now. Stay tuned for more Photography Hacks and check our Upcoming Classes to find a photography workshop that answers your photography needs.
Ted and the Omnilargess Team