Light diffusers are used in film and photography to help diffuse harsh shadows from direct lights. You will find something like this in every film maker’s tool kit. This simple free standing design is low cost, portable and can be made in a few minutes.
I’ve also included a video of the diffuser build along with a PDF version of the plans.
Step 1: List of Materials
Step 2: This Is What You Will Be Building
Step 3: Cut Pipes
Cut the 1/2” PVC pipe as shown in the material list.
Step 4: Side Assembly
Assemble first side as shown. You will use two 24” length pipes, one tee joint and one 90 degree elbow. Construct a second side that will mirror the first.
Step 5: Foot Assembly
Assemble foot as shown. You will use two 12” length pipes, one tee joint and two end caps. Repeat process for second foot.
Step 6: Cross Supports
Add 28” cross supports as shown.
Step 7: Add Sheet
Attach sheet with clips or clamps.
Step 8: Lighting
Place diffuser between light and subject.