The classic straw grid for speedlights; it might be one of the most attempted DIY photography projects. It's a popular project because it works well, it is cheap, and it is incredibly easy to make, but one clever photographer has found an even simpler way to make on of these popular modifiers. Check out this easy to follow video for step by step instructions.
Photographer Isiah Xiong presents a much simplified way of creating the popular straw grid for speedlights. This simple DIY project allows you to narrow the spread of light to create so that you can better control where the light spills in your photo. This allows you to create more dramatic portraits or to pinpoint light at specific areas of a product, for example.
Traditionally when attempting this DIY project, one would glue all the straws together, which can be a time consuming and messy process. The method presented here is a lot cleaner and faster. Perhaps something to try this weekend!