How to Make a DIY Beauty Dish for Just a Few Bucks

Photography gear is great, but photography gear can be expensive and it’s always so much more fun and cheap when you can make it yourself. In the below video from COOPH, they teach you how to do just that.

Beauty dishes are one of the best ways to make your portraits look beautiful thanks to how they are able to soften and even out the light to make it more flattering. In COOPH’s video below on “How to Make a DIY Beauty Dish,” all you need are three items to make the dish: a white plastic bowl, a knife, and a CD case. Yes, the CD case threw us off a bit but it’s all explained in the video and is pretty genius. (For details on where to buy these items, read the description text to COOPH’s video.)

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Watch more of COOPH’s great photography videos on their YouTube channel.