Paper Light Diffuser for your Camera’s Flash

Dog photo using paper light diffuser on flash

A piece of paper was used as a diffuser for this photo

As one progresses into a competent photographer, it seems that lighting is one of the most important factors to getting a great shot.  At least this is my guess; if you’re an actual competent photographer, feel free to chime in via the comments.

I’d never really thought much about it, but a camera’s flash can change an image’s color if it’s too harsh.  This can be illustrated by the difference between the first photo on this page, and the diffused image below this paragraph.

normal-flash

Non-diffused flash results from Canon T2i

Both of these photos were taken with the Canon T2i’s built-in flash, and Continue reading