After my recent success making some DIY snoots, I thought I would try my hand at softbox manufacture today, since I need to be able to diffuse the light more than the Stofen plastic hoods will allow – as I discovered with the water droplets I was taking yesterday.
What You Will Need
- 1-2mm thick cardboard
- Black duck tape
- Kitchen foil
- White plastic carrier bag (without logos or writing)
- Double-sided sticky tape
- Cutting mat
- Stanley Knife
Step By Step
The actual shapes required were a bit hit and miss – but I cut out some trials with old envelopes first to get a rough idea of what was needed.
My initial shapes made for a box with a very shallow angle, which would not have been very good at reflecting. At the “try it for fit” stage above, I soon realised this and was able to adjust accordingly: