A&P DIY Foldable Softbox from an umbrella. v.GhettoWestcottApollo

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    where would you get that reflective material from?
     
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    buy a reflective umbrella and use it as a donor for the reflective material
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    u use the umbrella as the base for your softbox. did you look though the tutorial?
     
  5. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    so then you just have to buy some diffuser fabric for the front of it?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Yeppers. if i knew how to sew i would def give this a try.
     
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    I tried doing this last year, could not find the reflective material so I gave up.
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Has anyone even read the article and tutorial?

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO FIND REFLECTIVE MATERIAL

    YOU CUT UP and MODIFY A REFLECTIVE UMBRELLA.
     
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    ah... for somereason i missed the part where it requires u to have a 46" westcott umbrella
     
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    Yeah, this isn't the same one I saw when I tried it. Calm yourself, woman
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i know how to sew :hsugh: i'll have to give this a try. if i use a 60" umbrella would i be able to make a large softbox?
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    should be able to.
     

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