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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

DIY Collapsible Softbox

Strobist reader EMarc has posted a tutorial on how to make a DIY, collapsible softbox out of an inexpensive bug shield.

You can get the bug shields at any kitchen store.

This is a very cool use of a scrounged household item, IMO. But if you happen to find yourself at a picnic with EMarc, skip his carrot and raisin salad.

Those might not be raisins.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is called a "food umbrella." That should make your google/froogle/pricegrabber/whatever searching easier. ;-)

October 17, 2006 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$2.99 US

October 17, 2006 6:00 PM  
Blogger Greg Woolf said...

You can always get a larger one here:

October 17, 2006 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haven't tried it, don't know if would be sturdy enough

October 17, 2006 7:40 PM  
Anonymous billy said...

A bug shield...that is resourceful.


June 30, 2007 4:54 AM  
Blogger sean said...

check out photoflex's new strobist style softbox kit
roughly the same price as mpex umbrella kit


September 28, 2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger Yue Edwards said...

when it get's hot, does it get burnt? do you put flash or continuous light inside? bug shields look like made of some sort of fabric

September 02, 2010 6:23 PM  

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