When it comes to photography, there is no right or wrong way to get the perfect shot. It’s the end result that matters. And Japanese photographer Nishihiro knows it. He has been interested in photography since 1978, and he has just used his experience to invent an unusual lighting accessory we haven’t seen before. Nishihiro turned a beer helmet into a flash mount.


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“The shadows become thinner using this flash setup,” Nishihiro told Bored Panda.

“Depending on what you need, it can be very effective,” the photographer added. “But the whole thing was a bit too heavy for my head. It was also somewhat tricky to keep the flashes balanced on the helmet. If you decide to try this out, I suggest making sure the flashes are fixed to the helmet firmly.”

Anyone can find these helmets on Amazon for about $15. But if you want softer lighting, you’d have to go full Mickey Mouse like Nishihiro did using a pair of circular diffusers.

Scroll down to check out his setup and let us know in the comments if you think it’s clever or ridiculous. For more DIY solutions, fire up these 10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes.

More info: Twitter (h/t petapixel)

When it comes to photography, there is no right or wrong way to get the perfect shot

This state of the art DIY setup is easily customizable, too

And can be changed to fit your hydration needs

People were very curious to see what photos this setup provided, so Bored Panda contacted Nishihiro and he was happy to provide us with examples. Regular flash

“Beer helmet flash”

Regular flash with reflector

“Beer helmet” flash with reflectors

Other photographers are already trying it out

Anyone can find these helmets on Amazon for about $15

Image credits: amazon

Image credits: amazon

People had a lot to say about this unusual idea