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
Chart paper or other Thick Stiff paper (Like invitation Cards)- About 10 cm x 20 cm
Butter paper (or other translucent material)
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!
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!!