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Make a $10 DIY Disco Light Modifier for Round-Head Flashes

Posted On: Oct 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Make a $10 DIY Disco Light Modifier for Round-Head Flashes

Controlling and modifying light is a lot of what photographing with studio lights and battery-powered strobes is about. Especially when it comes to portraits, I like to work with my lighting setups so they add something that is not perfect or flat.
Twisting and turning your lights to make use of the edges is one very effective way of doing that. Breaking up the light with a scrim, gobo, or something else is also very rewarding.
This do-it-yourself project is all about a cheap prism from an LED Disco Party Bulb that I found for under $10.
A Cheap Disco Light Bulb
While looking through a store in Stockholm for fun things to modify light with, I found this disco light that fits in a regular lamp socket. I think it might be the same as this bulb I found on Amazon for $9.99.
A quick visual inspection showed me that the plastic prism on top felt like it would fit perfectly on a Profoto A1 with its round head.
Remove the Bottom, Keep the Top
It was a perfect fit on my Profoto A1, just inside the outer ring. But...

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