How to Build Your Own Flash Diffuser

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When you begin taking your macro photography seriously, it pays to become somewhat of a MacGyver. You remember that show, right? It was about the guy who could create all sorts of cool stuff out of seemingly normal, everyday items. Give him a stick of gum and some paper clips, and he’d created a bomb that could level a city block. Well, you might never need to create something quite that destructive, but you can use a bit of ingenuity to build your own flash diffuser.

Here’s a case in point. Check out today’s video tutorial by Alex Wild on how to create a macro flash diffuser using nothing but a few yogurt cups and a diffusion sheet. Take a quick look to see how easy it really is…


We’ll be the first to admit that these homemade diffusers aren’t as good as the professionally crafted models you can buy these days, but they sure do come in handy when you’re in a pinch and don’t have proper diffusers on hand. Whether you’re on a budget or just like to add new tricks to your personal “MacGyver” arsenal, we think you’ll enjoy learning how to build your own flash diffuser. And while you’re still here, please take a second to click on the Share button to pass along this little trick to your friends!

If you would rather buy a flash diffuser, you may wish to check out the Fotodiox Softbox for your speedlight / flash unit over at Amazon –

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