I know that this is subject to choice and preference and there is no one right answer. I however have been fiddling with various flash techniques and diffusers and am still back at square one. I have tested the DIY scoop, the light sphere, 3x5 card and a mini softbox. All of the above have their faults and benefits IMO. I know a lot of people swear by the light sphere. I hate that it weighs so much because if I move too much or incline forward too much the whole thing flips forward. That's very annoying. I haven't tried the stofen or the "flip it", how well do these work? what does everyone else think of this stuff or what do you prefer to use?