A typical digital SLR camera has a built-in pop-up flash, which often causes pictures to look washed out. A ping pong ball can be used to make a cheap, disposable flash diffuser, which spreads out and softens flash light.
Cut a ping/beer pong ball with a knife (careful!) so that it can fit on the flash securely.
It looks like this when mounted.
I recommend taping on index cards to direct light forward and keep the flash out of your eyes.
Increase the exposure to account for decreased light. I typically add 1.5 EV.
No flash, high ISO (not enough light).
Flash (washed out).
Diffused flash (softer light).
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