Petzval_header_october_2014
Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Taiming Your Colorsplash Flash

Overblown, white washed flash photos? Why not try make this cheap diffuser for your Colorsplash flash!

We all know how cool the Colorsplash Flash is, but for all of its coolness it’s a bit primitive. It’s a purely manual flash with no sensor to control the amount of light that gets onto your subject. It’s pretty easy to blow out things that are close to you, especially if you’re using a sensitive film. If you know you’re going to be shooting things up close you may want to “soften” the light with a diffuser. This will also take the sharp edges off of your flash pictures.

This trick will also work with your Colorsplash camera! :)
.

written by gvelasco

11 comments

  1. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    genius!

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  2. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Yes, and it also works well with the Diana flash:
    http://www.lomograph(…)h-diffusers

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  3. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    great idea!

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  4. lovesmesumcake

    lovesmesumcake

    I HAVE to try this! I also have to get a new colorsplash flash...mine broke after being dropped a few too many times. :(

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  5. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    thx for sharing this trick.. I also always have overlighted pictures with my colorflash

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  6. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    im off to do this tipster! =)

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  7. die_raupe2

    die_raupe2

    deceptively simple yet perfect

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  8. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    brilliant! i have used a milk carton before, but will have to try this!

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  9. charwang

    charwang

    such a great tip! next time i'm out, i will definitely try this one.

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  10. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Good job--great idea. Simple and elegant.

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  11. ihave2pillows

    ihave2pillows

    thank you. that's very helpful :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Deutsch.