We’ve seen and shared our fair share of DIY light modifiers. But how about making a really huge softbox? And it’s not only huge – it’s cheap to make, lightweight, sturdy, and gives you splendid results? In this awesome video, Shane Hulburt of Hurlbut Academy will show you how.
This photographer designed and 3D-printed his own dimmable LED softbox
Availability of 3D printers has opened new possibilities for creating all sorts of gadgets for photography. So, New Zealand-based photographer Nicholas Sherlock took advantage of his 3D printer to make himself an LED softbox. He designed it, printed and assembled it himself. It features a 3D-printed diffuser, honeycomb light shaper, and even rails on the bottom for adding mounts and accessories.
How to make a DIY softbox for almost $0
There are certainly several ways to make your own softbox on a budget. But in this video from Major Hardware, you’ll learn how to do it for almost $0. You most likely have all these items at home, and you can turn them into a DIY studio light for portraits or product photography.
How to make a DIY softbox from an old bicycle wheel
There are plenty of fantastic DIY softbox solutions, but this one is definitely something I haven’t seen before. To make it, you’ll need an old bicycle wheel. It doesn’t only make a great softbox, but it looks really cool, too. So, if that old bicycle is just collecting dust in the garage, maybe it’s time to repurpose it. In this video, Prickly Sauce will show you how.
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