softbox.. Ok so I finally got a shoe cord to get that flash off the camera and played around with it a bit and was quite happy the difference a foot or two made. Then proceeded to make a little soft box for it ( goal to buy nothing ) I used a one gallon metal sample can ( paint thinner type), masking tape , paper towel, and rubber bands . I cut the top and bottom out with a can opener then bent in the sides on one end a little at a time till it was formed in correct shape. Taped the end some and applied paper with rubber bands. Here are the results. 1. 2. 3. 4.No flash 5.Bare flash 6.Home Made Soft Box.