But in the woods these fabric tents soon get wet and dirty (particularly in ash beds).
Recently I saw some people had made light diffusers out of plastic containers:
I realized that plastic was an excellent solution to my problem. Plastic would get not be effected by moisture and is easy to clean; but I needed something bigger than a bucket. I decided to adapt a plastic storage box. Ordinary plastic lacked the right diffusion so I modified the translucency with sandpaper.
The Light Kennel was born.................
Step 1: Materials and Tools
What you will need:
White transparent or translucent polyethylene box pref with lid; you choose the size but it should be deep; and as uniform as possible on the bottom and sides. (Anything that will cast a shadow eg wheels/rollers is not a good idea)
Hole saw a bit bigger than your camera lens assembly
Small drill for pilot holes to guide hole saw
Dremel (Dremel clone, or aviation snips and/or nibbler)
Medium coarse (~80 grit) sandpaper and block or pref. sponge sanding blocks
Stanley Knife or large box ripper for trimming
You might find a half-round file handy for smoothing the plastic
Sharp pen that will mark masking tapeRuler (or straight edge and measuring tape)