How To Make A Simple And Effective Flash Diffuser

Jun 6, 2012

Udi Tirosh

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How To Make A Simple And Effective Flash Diffuser

Jun 6, 2012

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Flash diffusers have always been one of the more effective projects on the blog. If you are a run and gun photographer doing events or coverage, you don’t always have time to set up an off camera flash on location, and having a diffuser is the next best thing. (though you can still hold the strobe by hand/boom, foam it or mount it on a bag).

The problem with most of the DIY diffusers we features along the years is that they are either not very slick looking or that they provide only a small surface to bounce off.

How To Make A Simple And Effective Flash Diffuser

This foamy based diffuser showed by StepByStep-Photography, (design by Chuck Gardner) answers both the concerns, it has a nice broad bouncing surface and it looks IMHO good enough to be on stage.

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How To Make A Simple And Effective Flash Diffuser

If you are more of a store bought kinda person than a DIY kind of person, the Lumiquest is a similar non-DIY version using the same principles.

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Thanks for the tip, Tomer

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One response to “How To Make A Simple And Effective Flash Diffuser”

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    Frank Nazario

    I constructed 3 of these… they have practically replaced all the “travel size softboxes” that I use and small umbrellas they stack flat fit in my backpacks laptop sleeve and they are awesome… oohhh and I forgot. because they are spoon shaped you CAN feather the light just like a softbox. AMAZING design.