If you’re a photographer and use the flash (or to studio images or outdoor photos), you’re probably aware of the problems a flash can bring us: the shadows of an object are sharp, creating an artificial look to the object and to help fix it that may be a problem today you will learn how to make a homemade SOFTBOX.
When dealing with studio lighting, you can use a softbox to spread your shadows and this is an acceptable solution, but for the amateur photographer it has some disadvantages:
1. Usually, a softbox is very expensive. There is a version of softboxes that can cost hundreds of dollars.
2. Softboxes are usually great and can not go out with them out there with ease.
Even for amateur photographers, there are relatively low-cost options with Lumiquest’s flash softboxes, but anyway they don’t cost that cheap, around $90. There is also a Chinese version that revolves around R $ 30.00.
Well, I think R $ 30,00 is not much money, especially when talking about photographic equipment, more in times of lean cows we will try to lower this cost ai to zero, or at least almost.
In the following tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make your homemade softbox for flash.
You will need two hands and a little patience, but your reward will be a good softbox and for $ 10.00 if you no longer have such materials left at home.
A hard sheet of cardboard or polypropylene sheet
A 10cm X 15cm white silk sheet. (Maybe you don’t have a shirt giving soup there)
A few inches of Velcro
A template for your softbox (You can download this one here)