Nick Wheeler is one fine guy who thinks up a project, executes it and â€“ best of all â€“ documents it for everyone to see and benefit. Heâ€™s also one hell of a photographer (nickwheeler.com).
Anyways, this ace from Brisbane made his own softbox fashioned out of a few sticks of wood, fencing wire, some brackets, thick paper sheets and aluminum foil and held it up together with tapes, staples and velcros. Itâ€™s a softbox where you could put a small strobe in, and he described how he did it in full in a post at DIY Photography.
Nick writes, â€œThis is a DIY project I have had in mind for a while now. When I purchased my studio flash heads, they came with a couple of small softboxes. Although I prefer to use translucent umbrellas whenever I can (small, light, easy to transport), there are times when a softbox is a better solution. While I could use the studio head softboxes in some circumstances with my small strobes, there was no way of effectively holding the flash in place without a lot of jerry rigging. To this end, I wanted to design a softbox that would be light, reasonably strong and durable, adaptable (double diffuser, grid attachment, barn doors etc.) at a later date and have a quick and easy way to mount the flash.â€
Thanks, mate. Great documentation!