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Diffuse the Light on your DSLR’s Pop-Up Flash with This Gadget

Do you have a DSLR with a pop-up flash? If you do – you’ve probably had the struggle that many others face – shots of people with glowing red eyes, shiny foreheads and washed out overblown faces.

The problem with pop-up flashes is that they don’t come with any way of diffusing or redirecting the light coming from them (as you can do with a speed light flash).

Our friends at Photojojo have recently released a new version of their popular ‘Deluxe Pop-up Flash Bounce‘ – a gadget that slips into the hotshot on your DSLR and allows you to direct the light up and/or to the side – bouncing it off the ceiling or a wall to create even light on your subject.

Here’s how you fit and use it:

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Grab your Deluxe Pup-up Flash Bounce here at Photojo today for $37.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Charles Church

    Having a dedicated flash for my Pentax k-x, allows me to avoid the problems of overexposed faces and red-eye. However for those photos when I do not wish to use the add-on flash my built in seems to automatically adjust to provide the proper light according to the settings I or my camera choose. because it is “built in” the camera adjusts the output of the flash so, personally, I do not see a need for this item.

  • http://facebook.com/tfizzlephotography t-fiz

    This could be a useful product for those who can’t immediately afford a flash unit but who would want the ability to control the direction of light. Seems convenient.

  • John B.

    You can save money by simply draping a piece of paper tissue such as a Kleenex or white handkerchief over the pop-up flash. And it’ll save you from having to carry around yet another piece of equipment. I’ve also seen a plain white business card set in front of the flash to bounce it.

  • Eeps

    Seems expensive for what it does. Dunno how well it does its job but there are a lot of options out there, some for a lot less. Not pushing any product in particular but a cursory search on a popular auction site will provide a photographer on a budget with something he should be able to use to diffuse a pop up flash. And if you’re really cheap, you can try a white barf bag (like they give out in airplanes) or modify one with tissue paper. After all, we are talking about modifying the light from a pop up flash. No need to break the bank here.

  • http://unfocusedmind.tumblr.com Sheldon Calbero

    Or, you could use an old, translucent 35mm film container by cutting a slot on it big enough to slip the pop-up flash onto. While you’re at it, you could slide some colored gels in there as well.

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  • digiphone

    June 8, 2013 03:34 pm

    contributed to make millet phone driving force.Millet phone 2 is the world's first 28 nanometer quad-core 1.5GHz processor, high-end smart phones, by the media as "the king of performance.Performance monster.

  • Sheldon Calbero

    June 7, 2013 04:42 am

    Or, you could use an old, translucent 35mm film container by cutting a slot on it big enough to slip the pop-up flash onto. While you're at it, you could slide some colored gels in there as well.

  • Eeps

    June 5, 2013 12:08 am

    Seems expensive for what it does. Dunno how well it does its job but there are a lot of options out there, some for a lot less. Not pushing any product in particular but a cursory search on a popular auction site will provide a photographer on a budget with something he should be able to use to diffuse a pop up flash. And if you're really cheap, you can try a white barf bag (like they give out in airplanes) or modify one with tissue paper. After all, we are talking about modifying the light from a pop up flash. No need to break the bank here.

  • John B.

    June 4, 2013 11:04 pm

    You can save money by simply draping a piece of paper tissue such as a Kleenex or white handkerchief over the pop-up flash. And it'll save you from having to carry around yet another piece of equipment. I've also seen a plain white business card set in front of the flash to bounce it.

  • t-fiz

    June 4, 2013 01:26 pm

    This could be a useful product for those who can't immediately afford a flash unit but who would want the ability to control the direction of light. Seems convenient.

  • Charles Church

    May 31, 2013 01:11 pm

    Having a dedicated flash for my Pentax k-x, allows me to avoid the problems of overexposed faces and red-eye. However for those photos when I do not wish to use the add-on flash my built in seems to automatically adjust to provide the proper light according to the settings I or my camera choose. because it is "built in" the camera adjusts the output of the flash so, personally, I do not see a need for this item.

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