Sunday, January 10, 2010

Softbox & light tent for under $10!...

I was paroozing through IKEA and came across their white laundry bag ($9.99) and thought to myself "man, I can't believe it's 4 below zero, I wish I was somewhere warmer"... and then I thought "hey, this would make a cool light tent".


So off to Google to do a search and sure enough other people had the same idea.

Now if you really can't figure out how to actually use it as a light tent you can head over to instructables for the details.


But what I had not considered and Mikko Reinikainen did was using the IKEA hamper for a diffuser/soft box.

Below you will see his setup using a Nikon SB-24 to shoot through the hamper for soft portrait light and a sample of one of those portraits.

Click on any of the images to view larger and in a new window.




2 comments:

Mister Ian said...

I bought one of these a few weeks ago with similar ideas but haven't got around to trying it out yet, mostly for lack of ideas on how to support it. Shooting double through it looks great. You can put it very close and get a soft light with a fast fall off. Every time I go to Ikea I look for some photo accessory idea. The last one went to the cat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYs5rQ2A_0

half blind said...

Hey Scott, have you seen this?
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html