Free ~On Camera Soft box

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  1. DeadEye

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    softbox..
    Ok so I finally got a shoe cord to get that flash off the camera and played around with it a bit and was quite happy the difference a foot or two made. Then proceeded to make a little soft box for it ( goal to buy nothing ) I used a one gallon metal sample can ( paint thinner type), masking tape , paper towel, and rubber bands .
    I cut the top and bottom out with a can opener then bent in the sides on one end a little at a time till it was formed in correct shape. Taped the end some and applied paper with rubber bands. Here are the results.
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    6.Home Made Soft Box. [​IMG]
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh i can't wait for you to take that outside and after 1 day having to post something in the "Funny things people say to you" thread in photo discussions forum. :lol:

    Good to see someone else here is into DIY lighting. I've been thinking of starting a company myself called ghetto photography. My studio softbox cost me $100, that's $100 for a pair of shoes, throw away the shoes and keep the box. :D
     
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    Why a metal box?...too heavy to fix or handle I would think. No?
     
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    Actually its lighter than cardboard and the inside is already reflective so no need for tinfoil also when you bend in one end and squash it down it makes a > < shape on the inside further bouncing the light around. The sample can I used is very thin and light, paint thinner cans might be a little heavier. Actually I was looking through the Afterpeek (Storage area of ship) for a cardboard box to make it from when I found the shelf full of new sample cans and thought that will work real good. If you wrap the whole thing in paper it looks good on the flash.
     
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