Introduction: Budget Flash (strobe) Diffuser
Zero cost lighting diffuser for flash gun (portable strobe light) made from a foam plastic drinking cup (an expanded polystyrene / styrofoam beaker).
- Simple to make
- Readily obtainable
- Only scissors needed
- Will not scratch or damage equipment
Step 1: Budget Plastic Drinking Cup Diffuser Fitted
A softer result, with lighter shadows.
Step 2: Cut a Wedge Shaped Slot in a Plastic Drinking Cup
The slot has tapering sides which wiil open out as the cup slides over the flash (strobe) head.
Step 3: Cup in Situ
The natural springiness of the foam plastic keeps the cup on, without the need for tape or glue (unless you're outside and it's windy).