Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Constructing a massive but inexpensive soft box, part of The DIY Photographer.
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- Softboxes are fantastic in the studio.…You have a self-contained box where a light goes in one end…and the other end has a big piece of diffusion material…and your light gets nice and soft.…Now these softboxes come in all different shapes and sizes.…You can get itty bitty, little ones, really big, huge ones.…They can be square, rectangular, hexagonal,…all different shapes and sizes,…and they're pretty cool, but if you wanted to make a softbox…for something really big, let's say…for a large group of people or even something like a car,…going out and buying one might not only be…extremely expensive, it might not even be possible.…
Softboxes only are premade up to a certain size,…so you may have to DIY it regardless,…so that's what this video is all about.…We're gonna show you how to make a softbox…of virtually any size that you want.…The one that we're constructing is about…eight feet by eight feet, all made out of simple stuff…we can find at the hardware store…and a little bit of online shopping, starting with some PVC.…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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1. DIY Techniques
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