I've built a homemade paper flash diffuser:
It broadcasts the flash while directing a large amount of it in the direction of the subject. Of course, ceiling lighting wastes a bit of flash power (the paper transmits a little light), but at least there is some directionality.
It gives excellent results (left, with diffuser, right, direct flash):
My question is: are there similar broadcasters available on the market? Of course, I do not mean an exact replica built from paper, but rather a more durable diffuser that achieves the same functionality and is a little directional like my DIY diffuser.
By broadcaster, I mean something that can be used with the camera and something that is so light that it is possible to carry it with the camera. Of course, with an external flash, you can use umbrellas, but they are too big to carry.