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06 February 2011

#7 Homemade diffuser- DIY

Today I'll show you how to make diffuser for compact camera (finally :D)

You have to start wiht printing/drawing this on some paperboard (you can also make a 1st version on normal paper, just to adjust its shape for your camera):

Next, you need to cut it out, and run down on the lines with sharp edge of scissors, so you can fold it without any problem. After that, you must apply a layer of glue and lay a tinfoil on it (it's for better reflecting of light, so brushed side goes on the glue).
Wait until glue is dry, fold it by the lines, and wrap it around with duct tape. 
Lines on the picture that makes something like \__/ (on the upper part) are a part of  'exit' for light. Next step is to take a pice of white paper and stick it (you can see that on the lower picture). 
I modified this diffuser a little to make it fit for my camera and that is last and the bestversion (sorry for quality etc, but it was taken with my mobile phone):

As you can see, I cut out a hole for my flash. You must make few versions to make it the best for your camera, the most important is where you have your flash. The white paper ath the end should be pointed  at place in front of lens, where will be object that you want to photograph. 
And now a little comparision. On the left without, on the right with diffuser. You can see difference ;)
 Smaragdesthes Africana (I was breeding them some time ago)

If you have any question, put it in comment, I will answer next time. Also, next time- I'll show you more of my animals.



34 comments:

  1. This is actually helpful to my girlfriend she has a pretty crappy flash so this will help her a lot. Thanks.

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  2. Thanks, that was very useful. Definitely gonna try that for my camera.

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  3. that was pretty useful :)

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  4. Good post. This will help my girlfriend, too.

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  5. Pretty good. I'm shit at taking photographs anyways, but this is helpful.

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  6. Thanks for the guide bro! It is much appreciated!

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  7. Wow big difference betweeen the two shots. Thanks for this nice little info

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  8. thats smart. But now u have 2 bring this with you aswell

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  9. Hmm, this is pretty mcguyger sweet, thanks for the infos!

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  10. cool defiantly gonna try this

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  11. Great tutorial, I've been waaay too cheap to buy myself one

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  12. Before / After is a really nice difference. Looks like it sticks out a bit much, surprised it doesn't interfere with your frame at a wide angle. Nice DIY! I just finished one up too.

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  13. wow, nice guide, i love this kind of stuff, thanks for posting

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  14. Wow, such a huge improvement. I'll have to try this out. Thanks.

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  15. I could use something like that.

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  16. It took me a while to craft it, but wow what a difference! Thanks man!

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  17. i could make good use of this. thanks much for this its good info

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  18. Awesome, this is something I should do

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  19. That's a neat trick. Following.

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  20. wow the difference is amazing. and you only used a bit of paper? great

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  21. awesome post, thanks for teaching this.

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  22. Wow those seem really useful. It really improved the quality.

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  23. Nice, I tried messing around with home made diffusers but this one looks really neat!
    and portable!

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  24. thats a really cool little homemade invention

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  25. Man, I need to try this pronto. The end result is obviously better.

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