Make a DIY Softbox from a Clear Plastic Storage Container


All images by Sean Conroy. Used with permission.

Photographer Sean Conroy came up with a cool way to create a DIY softbox at home–and this one is quite sturdy. It involves using a clear plastic storage container and finding a way to affix a flash onto one of the sides to make sure that it doesn’t move. However, you’ll also need to cover one part with silver tin foil–but Sean used a silver shiny emergency blanket.

You’ll also need to sand down the bottom of the storage container because the light will be coming out of that. When you can’t see through the bottom clearly, it means that you’ve got enough diffusion. The results are rather beautiful.

More images from Sean are after the jump, but be sure to check out the hack on his blog.





Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.