Convert a Shipping Box to a Cheap but Effective Light Box

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 7th, 2011

Photography doesn’t have to be expensive–although a trip through your average photography catalog would argue otherwise!–check out this simple way to create a huge and cheap soft box.

Soft boxes are designed to diffuse light over a large area so you don’t have harsh highlights or shadow on the subject you’re photographing. In the above video Don Barnard, from Light Expressions, shows us how to put together a huge soft box on the cheap.

DIY Softbox Project

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/7/11
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