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Make your own light diffuser to enhance the quality of your photos!

This simple design costs less than $5 and can be put together in 10 minutes!

Step 1: Materials

Materials include: 

Piece of foam core or cardboard - 30" x 20"
Piece of white tissue paper - 24" x 20" use colored tissue paper to change the light color
Exact-O Knife
Ruler
Gorilla Glue - or other adhesive

<p>can i use white crepe paper instead of tissue paper? how much paper should i use to diffuse light</p>
Having done quite a bit of light design for theatre I would be a bit concerned that the tissue could be flammable, of course depending on the bulbs you're using and how close you want the diffuser to be to the light source. Parchment paper might be a good alternative as it is used for baking so would hold to higher temperatures.
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Cool! And the diffuser looks like my brand new iMac too! :-D<br><br>If you buy an extra piece of foam core board, it can be used as a reflection screen.
Do you have to hold it there, or did you make a frame out of wire to do that? Looks great. Now I gotta make one or some. GR I!
great instructable , i was thinking about making some studio lights for my brother and will need to make diffusers. i was wondering though , would it be a good idea to make them out of parchment paper, the stuff u can put in the oven. <br><br>That way the lights wont be able to spontaneously catch it on fire........<br><br>or would the paper even get the hot ?
Are you adding glue only on the corners of the paper? Or all around the sides? Great instructable, btw! :)
This looks good- I've been needing something like this- thanks!
Nice work, thanks for sharing!

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