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All posts tagged "diffuser"


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Make Your Own Flash Diffuser Part 2 - Airline Barf Bag

Posted by Tim Williamson in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 01:00 PM

http://digital-photography-school.c...line-barf-bags/

"Call me crazy, but I happen to like airplane travel…no, I’m not a huge fan of screaming babies, recirculated air, or stale snack crackers. Nor do I like lengthy airport security lines, accusatory customs agents, or the way that my equipment cases get beaten, mauled, and abused by the TSA whenever I travel from city to city. Nope, what I happen to like so much about airplane travel is that — each and every time I fly — that I always manage to walk about from the flight with at least two portable/foldable flash diffusers tucked away in my pockets."

Suhit recently posted an article that explains how to make your own flash diffuser for built-in camera flashes using an empty film roll canister, but the article here explains an easy and cheap (if you don't count the price of the airplane ticket!) way of making a flash diffuser for external camera flashes with an unused airline barf bag. It's funny that I came across this article last week since I'm headed out to Washington DC this Wednesday and should be able to get my hands on a few of these "flash diffusers" while in transit. I'll be interested to try this out for myself since I normally just aim the flash at the ceiling and bounce the light onto the subject of the photo. This seems to work well, but I wonder if the barf bag would work even better.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Make Your Own Flash Diffuser

Posted by Suhit Gupta in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 06:00 AM

http://photojojo.com/content/diy/di...flash-diffuser/

"Harsh, unflattering flash got you down? Grab an old roll of film and make it all better. Follow Flickr user natuurplaat’s lead, and turn an old film canister into a flash diffuser! A few strategic cuts make it easy to slip the canister onto your pop-up flash, and voila! Soft, beautiful lighting. Keep reading and we’ll show you how to make your very own little piece of genius."

The steps to get this done are not that hard really, in fact it is downright easy. But of course, you are then being forced to leave the camera's built-in flash in the extended position. I personally still prefer my external flash which has a built in diffuser. But before putting in that much money, you may want to try this trick to see if you even like the effect that you'll get.

Tags: flash, DIY, diffuser

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