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Cheap Lighting Gadgets for Your Digital Camera

For just a few pennies (well, maybe dollars), you can add some gadgets designed specifically for photography lighting to your arsenal. Decide how you want to manipulate the light for your photo, then get the right lighting tools for the job.

1

Attach an Omni-Bounce over your digital camera’s flash head.

Sto-Fen makes the Omni-Bounce, shown in this figure, which softens the light considerably.

2

Attach a Two-Way Bounce to direct more of the light onto your subject.

The gadget in this figure also comes from Sto-Fen.

3

Place barn doors over your flash.

A barn doors attachment features flat panels (shown in this figure) that can be swung open and closed to more finely tune light output.

4

Mount a soft box on the head of your flash.

This gadget extends out about 6 to 8 inches, with a frosted white panel at the end, as you can see in this figure. It lets the light from the flash spread out a little bit inside the soft box, softening it as it passes through the frosted end.

5

Use a snoot on your flash.

A snoot is a tube-like device (see this figure) that focuses the flash’s light to a very small area.

6

Place your camera and flash on a high-quality flash bracket.

A moderately priced flash bracket tends to lift the flash higher above the camera than more inexpensive brackets (as shown in this figure).

A decent light modifier can be a pleasure to work with, can significantly improve your photos, and doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg.

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