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Using A Balloon Lets You Take Better Pop-Up Flash Photos, And The Difference Is Amazing
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Using A Balloon Lets You Take Better Pop-Up Flash Photos, And The Difference Is Amazing

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When external flash units cost up to $900 it’s no wonder why people come up with incredible DIY solutions. Russian photographer duo “Koldunov Brothers” have just demonstrated how a simple balloon can greatly improve your photos.

The trick is to hold the balloon against a built-in flash light. It acts as a diffuser and smoothens out any harsh beams. You can even use different color balloons to experiment with different tones of light. The best part? The cost of this awesome hack is practically $0. This Russian duo is constantly uploading useful photography-orientated content, so check out their channel if you’re looking for more tips.

More info: YouTube | Instagram (h/t: petapixel)

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 300 million people have read the posts he's written, which is probably more than he could count to.

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Rokas Laurinavičius

Rokas Laurinavičius

Author, BoredPanda staff

Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 300 million people have read the posts he's written, which is probably more than he could count to.

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Veronique Anketier
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a great idea. I'm almost tempted to carry a white balloon next time I've got to renew my passport!

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Arty
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea :) I have try to hide some of the excess of light coming from my built-in flash...but I also realised the heat it emits when flashing. Will the balloon not "burn" or explode?

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Veronique Anketier
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a great idea. I'm almost tempted to carry a white balloon next time I've got to renew my passport!

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Arty
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea :) I have try to hide some of the excess of light coming from my built-in flash...but I also realised the heat it emits when flashing. Will the balloon not "burn" or explode?

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