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Published on Oct 6, 2012
Lots of people have asked us how to improve on the light from a camera's pop up flash. So we set about making a low budget DIY pop up flash diffuser - and there are loads of ways to do it.
Light from your camera's pop up flash is very hard and directional because it's coming from a tiny light source. So the key is to understand how to make the light not only softer - but bigger so it wraps around your subject. If you've got a whit room to work in your pop up flash can be made to bounce around the room so the whole space becomes part of the light source.
We explored four ways to make a pop up flash diffuser which work well in the indoor scenario - but check out part 2 because you'll get a different lighting effect when you move to a different location.