DIY Tutorial – Building Diffusion Panel

Today we are going to build a DIY diffusion panel. you can use it to either diffuse or bounce lights to get a softer look and get rid of the harsh shadows.

To built your own diffusion board all you need is:
2 x three quarter 10 ft long PVC pipes (recommend to get thicker pvc to make the whole construction stronger and less bendable).

PVC pipe cutters (or you can use a saw)

4 x 90 degree PVC elbow

1 x bag of zip ties

Semi transparent fabric, in our case we went with a curtain we found in Ikea.

Introduction for building diffusion panel by yourself!

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  1. Cut the pipes to the size you like (we used 1.5 on 2 Meters which is about 5 feet)
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  2. Cut the fabric to the desired length.
  3. Use a knife to cut holes in the edge of the fabric.
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  4. Attach the fabric to the pipes with zip ties.
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  5. You Should get something that looks like this:Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 2.43.43 PM
  6. To make the diffusion panel stands you can use 2 light stands, 2 swivel ball heads and 2 super clams and attach them to the frame.
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