Which Flash Modifier Should I Buy?

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In the following video, photographer David Flores runs through an assortment of flash modifiers that you can use to elevate the quality of light from your speedlight. Flores begins with the classic dome diffuser, moves into more unique options like lenses, and mentions radio systems. If you want to get the most out of an on-camera flash, this video will provide a great starting point. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.

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First, I'm an amateur, I really appreciate B&H's information posts.  I have a Canon T3i; I use a Vello bounce dome diffuser with my 320EX speedlite, but I also use a hot shoe diffuser much like the Gary Fong Puffer Plus flash diffuser.  I take a lot of inside, on location, informal photos.  While the onboard flashes aren't supposed good flash, I've found that, for the T3i at least, the flash light needs to be dialed down, often by as much as 1-1/3 along with adding the hot shoe diffuser to get satisfactory pictures.  I've also used the speedlite on a tripod with the camera flash to improvise lighting once or twice.  The Canon T3i master-slave flash controls worked just like the directions said.  But follow the directions.

I use a 1qt. milky plastic milk bottle on a Godox TT685n. I cut off the top at 7" tall then cut off the remainder of it's handle at it's base. The top opening exactly fits my flash unit. Yes, it's square and it's certainly not domed (unlike the Gary Fong) but it does diffuse the light. I can even rotate the diffuser for minor variations of light distribution, and you can't beat the price.   

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