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Turn a White Plastic Flask into a Quick DIY Flash Diffuser

Photographer Joseph Nienstedt was at a grocery store recently when he spotted a $4 plastic flask that reminded him of a curved light modifier he had seen before. After buying it and transforming it into a diffuser using a razor, Nienstedt discovered that it provided softer light than his Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce due to the 5x larger surface area. While it’s not a very respectable look for a professional environment, using a plastic bottle as a DIY diffuser could be an option if you’re in a pinch or if you’d like to experiment with lighting.

Head on over to Nienstedt’s blog post for a step-by-step guide.

DIY Speedlight Diffuser [JWNPhoto]


 
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  • Anonymous

    Just did something similar this weekend by using a cutout from one of the paint sample cards from Home Depot. Works out pretty good for diffusion and you can balance the light a bit with the right colors!