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 on 2009-08-11 #gear #tutorials #diy #tips #tipster #diffuser #colorsplash #flash #film-canister


  1. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·


  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Yes, and it also works well with the Diana flash:

  3. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    great idea!

  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. :(

  5. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

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

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    im off to do this tipster! =)

  7. die_raupe2
    die_raupe2 ·

    deceptively simple yet perfect

  8. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

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

  9. charwang
    charwang ·

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

  10. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Good job--great idea. Simple and elegant.

  11. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    thank you. that's very helpful :)

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