I purchased a new accessory for my camera, a RPS Studio Mini Soft Box.
a RPS Studio Mini Soft Box
I purchased the mini soft box from Amazon.com. I was going to build a do-it-yourself diffuser but thought for the price I would try the RPS Studio Mini Soft Box.
I took a self portrait, without the mini soft box (left) and with the mini soft box. I used the exact same camera / flash settings and post processing edits for both photographs. What a difference! The RPS Studio Mini Soft Box is an excellent addition in my camera bag.