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Turn a Foil-Lined Food Box into a Popup Flash Bouncer

If you’re looking for a cheap flash bouncer it doesn’t get much cheaper than this DIY hack–all you need is a foil-lined box, this free template, and some scissors.

Flick user Synthetic Meat writes:

I recently had some delectable snacks “Schaumküsse”. They were in a nice cardboard box with a mirrored silver lining (haha!).
This gave me an idea – I had to use it as a lighting accessory! After a bit of cutting, scoring and folding, and a few paper clips, I came up with this foldable lightscoop-clone.

It bounces the popup flash onto the ceiling or, if the camera is held in portrait orientation, the wall. See next photo for the kinds of pictures it takes… I think it may be more efficient than the original lightscoop, since it has mirrored surfaces all around, not only at the front.

Hit up the link below to download his template in letter and A4 format.

Recycled Mirror Popup Flash Bouncer [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/14/12

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