DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes

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About: Necessity is the Mother of Inventions they say, I live in challenging land called INDIA. where the Sub par conditions like power issues, heat, Dust and environmental factors are just tough! and They have for...

Intro: DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes

The market is Flooded with Various Flash diffusers. Big and small, Costly and Cheap.
Why make one? Because I can!
And for almost nothing, your 5 minutes Self made Diffuser surely sharpens your Boast-Boat.
Onto the next page.

Step 1: Materials

Things Required-
Chart paper or other Thick Stiff paper (Like invitation Cards)- About 10 cm x 20 cm
Scissors
Sticky tape
Glue
Cutter
Butter paper (or other translucent material)
Marker/Pens
Scale
5 Minutes of your time! 

Step 2: X Marks the Spot

The making is very simple,
1)Take your Chart paper (I used an invitation card lying around) and Mark out your dimensions on it. You can alter it to suit your camera.
My paper was 10 cm wide and 20 cm Tall.
I marked a 2 cm "LIP" and folded the rest into 3-Equidistant folds (6 Cm X 3 = 18 cm).

Step 3: Bring on the Cutter

2) Mark position for your Pop-Up flash and Cut the rectangle

Step 4: Fold It

3) Mark out the Front Window and cut it out

4) Paste Butter paper (or other translucent material that lets out a nice, Diffused light) onto the front Window.

5) Fold the Paper exactly like a triangle and Glue the "LIP" to maintain shape.

Step 5: Say CheezZZ!

Thats it!
Mount your Freshly made Flash diffuser and Shoot away. No more harsh shadows, No more blinding Glare.
Oh! I am sure your new home-made item will bring on a humble smile to your followers. Time to take a pic!!

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    bhvm

    4 years ago on Introduction


    But won't it Block too much light? It's quite thick. Also vellum tends to yellow over time.

    As an Upgrade, I changed the Butter paper to diffused Translucent Plastic. Very durable and more efficient.


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    Phil B

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I was sincerely hoping you would have included a "before" and "after" photo to show the results you get with your diffuser. I was especially curious to see how evenly the light spreads and at what distances from the subject. You have me curious, and I may try it, just to see what the results are.

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    bhvmPhil B

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    good suggestion, I'll try to get that done. have a nice day.