Create a Massive Softbox with Bed Sheets and PVC Pipe

October 28th, 2011

DIY Softbox.jpgWe’ve all been there. We see something
amazing while we’re browsing our favorite
photography website
or flipping through a catalog and we think
“if only I could justify this purchase.” Let’s face it, as
cool as some of the gear out there is, most of us only have so much
room in the budget.

Photographer David DiCarlo fell in love
with the Lastolite HiLite white background, but couldn’t bring himself
to shell out the $475 that it costs. Instead of sitting around and
lusting after the background, he decided to go ahead and make his

You’ll need some time to put it
together, but the project isn’t horribly difficult to complete. It
uses a good amount of PVC pipe, a pair of king size fitted sheets
and, of course, lights to go behind it. In all, David estimates a
cost of around $70 for the pipes and the sheets.

You can find sample photos of the
softbox and full instructions on how to make it over on DIY

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