In my garage i found a big roll of tracing paper.
So here is how i made my softbox.
- 50x50 cm Piece of translucent paper (any kind will do)
- 2m Wire (I used electrical wire)
- Wire cutter
Step 1: Making the Frame
Keep in mind that it must fit around the end of the "flaps", so you can attach and detach them.
Then bend 2 wings and secure them onto the rectangle.
Connect the 2 wings with 2 wires to make an outer rectangle.
Look at the pictures for reference.
Step 2: Tape the Paper
Make small cuts in the corner of the paper.
Tape the paper around the wire.
Step 3: The Final Product
And your box is finished.
The pictures below show the difference between with and without softbox.
Your lamp can produce a lot of heat.
DO NOT COVER THE ENTIRE LAMP!!
When the temperature of the paper gets to high,
it might cause a fire.
Always leave a proper way of ventilation.