all these while, when using camera i was not really into using the flash. because i'm not good at finding the right angle for the lights to bounce naturally, and because i think photos with flash look even more uglier with some spots too bright, and some spots darker than the others. i normally rely on natural lighting from Allah, or snap photos right under the lamp. haha tu kalau terdesak sangat-sangat la tu tak boleh tunggu siang dah. so my photos selalunya malap and malap.
recently the ladies at GMJ were having discussion on product presentation, like how to snap photos of the product, and seriously these ladies, they are superb..! they shared very useful tips and one of the tips is about diffuser. the answer to my lack of knowledge. hehe. the best part is, ini ialah DIY diffuser ya. bukan beli-beli. some of the ladies showed their DIY diffuser from paper plate, from polystyrene cup, from ID card and shared useful url too.
so, the easiest DIY diffuser would be tissue paper. which can be used on hand phone, or compact camera or even my Nex3 (with pop-up flash, in my case kena naikkan sendiri flash tu). here's a sample of photos taken with and without diffuser, using a blackberry camera with no editing done.
this photo is taken with normal flash, under normal lighting. ada part yang terang, and ada yang gelap
and this photo, taken with flash covered with 4 layers of tissue (lipat empat) under the same lighting
beza kan? :) and simple je guna tissue. after kak Rozi said i passed, terus charge battery camera and bungkus the flash with tissue. hehe. kak Sue pulak kasi tips on how to use the free image editing software Photoscape. selama ni cuma guna untuk resize, letak watermark and edit sikit-sikit je but it's actually more useful than just simple editing.
this was taken with Nex3, with 4 layers of tissue paper jugak.
kat facebook, i joined two groups for sewing ideas & discussions 1H1P & GMJ. and both are great, with so many ideas & activity. latest ada sew along held by kak Zila at 1H1P and craft swap at GMJ. and paling best sebab semua pun tak kedekut ilmu to share their ideas, and experience.
to the ladies at GMJ & 1H1P, thanks sebab you all really inspired me in this sewing & craft world. thanks for all the knowledge you shared, and the support juga. may Allah bless you ladies. amin.