How To: Turn a Styrofoam Bowl into a DIY Beauty Dish for Your Camera's Flash

Turn a Styrofoam Bowl into a DIY Beauty Dish for Your Camera's Flash

How to Turn a Styrofoam Bowl into a DIY Beauty Dish for Your Camera's Flash

A beauty dish is a device that redistributes the flash on your camera to make the lighting more flattering in portraits. It's called a "beauty dish" because it's used most commonly in fashion and beauty photography.

Unless you're a fashion photographer, you probably don't need one very often, so why drop a bunch of money when you probably have everything you need to make this super simple DIY version by Kirsty Wiseman?

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All you'll need is two Styrofoam bowls, two toothpicks, a piece of aluminum foil, and some double-sided tape. Kirsty started by cutting a hole in the bottom of one of the bowls for her external flash. For the second bowl, she cut out the entire bottom, leaving a flat circle.

She used the tape to attach the foil to the flat piece, then trimmed the edges. Finally, she put the whole thing together with the toothpicks, leaving about 2 cm between the flash and the dish.

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It may not be pretty, but it gets the job done and saves you a bunch of money. Check out Kirsty's tutorial for more details and step-by-step instructions.

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