Introduction: Low Cost Light Diffuser

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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

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Step 2: This Is What You Will Be Building

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Step 3: Cut Pipes

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Cut the 1/2” PVC pipe as shown in the material list.

Step 4: Side Assembly

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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

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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

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Add 28” cross supports as shown.

Step 7: Add Sheet

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Attach sheet with clips or clamps.

Step 8: Lighting

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Place diffuser between light and subject.

Step 9: End Results

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seamster (author)2014-11-07

This looks like a clever, and fairly simple idea. I've needed something like this. Thanks!

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