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DIY Panel

DIY Studio Lighting Panel:


Made from: 4x 10' lengths of 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 8x 90deg. shoulder couplings, and 6x tees.


Can function as:

- Adding a sheet of white muslin and placing lightsource behind makes a 4' x 7' softbox/diffusion screen.

- Adding a sheet of white rip-stop nylon (the stuff used in flags and parachutes) makes a very large scrim.

- Adding a sheet of black muslin makes a reductive source to create shadow.

- Adding a sheet of a light-colored, shiny material (such as a white shower curtain) and placing opposite key light makes a really good (and big) reflector/bounce.

- Can even be laid flat under subject and used as a bounce for chin shadow.


Supplies cost $22 and took 1.5 hours to build.


Modified from Tinker Tube plans by Finelight.

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Taken on October 1, 2007