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I try to avoid using my on-camera flash because it tends to wash things out, especially people.  It also creates unsightly shadows and gives the skin illumination (which is NOT good).  In this tutorial, I am going to show you a super duper simple flash diffuser that you can create in like 5 minutes, and you can easily take it anywhere in your photo bag because it hardly weighs anything.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser for Your DSLR

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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I accidentally came across this little cloth hat last Christmas when I was trying to take photos of the family, but I hated the flash.  (The inside of the house during the dead of winter, not near any nice windows and natural light do not make for an optimal picture without the flash.)

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Remember that my husband gave me a bunch of white t-shirts? I’m going to create this little cloth hat from one.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Take a little dish and create a circle.  Sorry about my circle, I think my marking pen is running out.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Cut out the circle.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Some elastic thread.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Attach the elastic thread onto the circle.  Leave a little tail on it so you can tie it shut later.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Hand-sew around the circle.  Remember to pull it taunt (so it creates a “hat”) and close it shut at the end.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

A back shot of my dSLR camera.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

And a front shot too!

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here we are with the flash.  ISO 2500, f/5.  See how it lights up Joe Paw’s fur?  On a human, that would make the skin looks bad.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

No flash.  ISO 4000, f/5.

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser - This simple photography tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cloth diffuser to put over your dSLR flash. Learn tips for your blog photography. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements ideas to modify and fix up your pictures and images. Explore the web site for more step-by-step tutorials, especially upcycling and refashioning how-tos. Also check out my blogging & photograph tips! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Little cloth hat diffuser, ISO 2800, f/5.  Not quite in-between the two, but you have a better ISO and better white balance.  Please note, I did not Lightroom these photos at all.

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