I wanted to make a cheap soft box for the studio lights laying around in my room.
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
Bend a piece of wire in a rectangle.
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
Cut a piece of paper slightly bigger than the size of the outer rectangle.
Make small cuts in the corner of the paper.
Tape the paper around the wire.
Step 3: The Final Product
Place the softbox in front of the lamp.
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.