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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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12. SPEEDLIGHT: BUBBLE WRAP SPEEDLIGHT DIFFUSER

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THIS MIGHT BE one of the easiest projects in the book. If you have leftover clear bubble wrap from a packing box, then you’ll be able to convert it into a nice diffusion tool. This diffuser can produce very nice looking light, and it’s almost free! For this project, I used a similar product called plastic drawer liner. It is translucent and works great for this purpose. It is also slightly more durable so it will last longer in your camera bag.

When I photographed with this tool in my studio, I was blown away with the light quality. Look at Figure 12.2: You won’t believe it was taken using this little ...

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