There’s an unusual amount of photo-related stuff you can make from a simple Pringles can: a macro flash diffuser, an extension tube, or a “saberstrip.” Sean of Fotodiox brings you another cheap and simple Pringles project: a DIY pinhole lens. In this video, he’ll show you how to do it and list all the things you need, and I bet you already have most of these at home.
How to create a DIY macro flash diffuser using a Pringles tube
Macro is a challenging subject to photograph. Light, especially, can be a real struggle, so you often need to add extra light to overcome the bellows extension factor inherent in all true macro lenses. But dedicated macro flashes and ring flashes can be very expensive (at least if you want a good one). Are there other options?
Well, you can butcher a Pringles tube. We posted a tutorial on this way back in 2011 to be able to make use fo the popup flash for macro, but this video from photographer Micael Widell shows a similar method using an on-camera flash, allowing you to get much more power for those extreme close-ups.
How to make a DIY extension tube from a Pringles can
Macro lenses can be pretty expensive, but luckily, there are several ways to shoot macro photos on a budget. You can turn any lens into a macro lens, and in this video, Raj Khepar will show you how to do it quickly and on the cheap with some help from a Pringles can.
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