DIY SoftBox 40cm*40cm for Less Than 10 bucks – Part I


Hey,in part I of this popular tutorial we’ll deal with the construction of the box itself.

So lets start working.

Here’s what you need :

what_u_need

  • 2 carton boards 100cm*70cm
  • a good pair of scisors
  • one marker pen to mark the misures
  • Ruler (40cm or more)
  • A measuring tape
  • Tin foil (to act as the reflector in the softbox)
  • Strong scotch tape
  • An utility knife

Lets start:

The first thing we’ll have to do is getting 4 squares 40cm*40cm size.

So that’s how I did it:

1. Put a mark on the bottom wide side of the carton board every 40cm.Repeat that on the top wide side too.

measuring_1

2.Do the same for the short side of the carton board (this will help you get the right 40cm*40cm squares).

measuring_2

3.after you have those marks,draw the line that make the 40cm*40cm squares.

measuring_3

4. Use your utility knife to cut 4 identical 40cm*40cm squares.This what you’ll get then:

4_squares

5. On each square make a mark every 10cm as in the picture bellow (right and left sides):

2_measuring_1

6. At the bottom of the square make 2 marks 15cm from the left side and 15cm from the right side (that 10cm space will be where your flash gun will get into the soft box):

2_measuring_2

7. I missed one picture here,so I’ll make a draw of how each side of the soft box has to be cut.

4_squares_diagram

8.Cut those squares and you’ll get this  result:

4_squares_result

9.Now lets start putting them together.I taped two squares together and then taped them together to form the soft box frame:

putting_it_together_1

putting_it_together_2

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OK That the end of part I on DIY Soft Box 40cm*40cm for Less Than 10 bucks,

In the next part close the DIY Soft Box 40cm*40cm for Less Than 10 bucks, and put a bracket on it.

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