5 Great Flash DIY Projects On the Cheap

5 Great Flash DIY Projects On the Cheap

As writers for Unplggd, we take a lot of photos on a daily basis and are perpetually on the lookout for ways to improve our photos without spending a pretty penny. The desire to continuously put out better images than we have in the past without investing thousands is one of the reasons why we look towards DIY solutions (that and making things is fun). In this roundup, we will take a look at 5 solutions for improved flash photography.

Better Lighting Through DIY Smarts:

1) Glass Cleaner Flash Diffuser: Created by Instructables user Ldpcmember this diffuser for an SB400 is made by cutting up a glass cleaner bottle and an aluminum takeout container.

2) Pringles Can Ring Flash: This project from PetaPixel shows you how to make an inexpensive ring flash from a plastic food container, aluminum foil, and a Pringles can.

3) LED Ring Light: Costing Instructables user Jeoncs less than $20 to make, this LED lighting solution not only looks great, it's also inexpensive.

4) Cardboard Light Diffuser: Quite possibly the most budget friendly diffuser ever, Instructables user Lordxool shows us how its done with white cardboard.

5) The $10 48 LED Macro Ring Light: Amazingly this rather impressive looking macro ring light composed of 48 LEDs costs only $10 to make thanks to Instructable user Ruta9's resourcefulness.

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