30 Best DIY Softboxes, Spiderlites, Light Modifiers
Here`s a list of DIY photography lighting solutions that are cheap, easy to make and effective.
Notes: Listed in no particular order. And yes, you can tell us if there is any other solution that you feel suits best in this list.
Made of an umbrella, using: silver spray paint, black spray paint, white shower curtain, sticky back velcro and masking tape.
Very lightweight and also really strong and costs about 35$.
This weekend was gloomy and wet outside and a perfect opportunity to have a go at some creative studio lighting DIY style while having a lot of fun!
Octobox made from silver umbrella. Cheap and portable.
The goal of my design was to build a Spiderlite all from off-the-shelf parts while needing only basic tools (IE: screw drivers, needle nose pliers, etc..) to assemble it and to provide light controls similar to the Westcott Spiderlite TD5.
How to build a 40x40cm softbox that looks similar to, and even folds like, top brand softboxes.
A lightweight foldable softbox with a diffusion area about 70×70cm, folds down to a 30×3cm round package.
Beautiful softbox with spiderlite project.
Product photography tent proved pretty useless in the past so I though "Why not make the background brighter than the foreground?"
This tutorial by photographer Lyle Ball and it shows how to make a light fixture that resembles the awesome Spiderlite TD5.
"I began using this fluorescent lighting technique nearly 10 years ago, long before kino-flo’s and Peter Hurley became popular. I have been asked to describe it so many times that I decided it was time to put together a few tutorials to show how to build it and how to use it."
If you are looking at video productions it is often seems that there are big lights, big setups and big budgets involved. Surprisingly, this is not always the case.
"How I built the softbox used to take the image on the left. It is a 40cm X 40cm foamboard softbox that accepts a strobe."