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Softbox at work

My lampshade softbox at work with the use of a desklamp for the light source (not the one in the background of the shot).

 

It probably could have used another coat of paint. Or two.

 

Instructions:

Take an old lampshade and spray paint the outside with black paint. Protect the area around the lampshade with newspaper - use more than I did.

 

It might help to paint the inside of the lamp shade with white spray paint.

 

Used a plain white t-shirt, cut slightly larger than the lampshade and taped into place with duct tape. If you want to get fancy, you could use velcro on the lampshade and the t-shirt to adhere to each other.

 

You'll need to cut off the inner supports of the lampshade - a Dremel works great.

 

I used a desk lamp, which was not strong enough for the lamp shade, but a work light set up from Home Depot would be great. Clamp shade onto light source.

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Taken on June 20, 2011