Material suggestions for softbox diffusion panel

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mick_gtir
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Material suggestions for softbox diffusion panel
Jan 21, 2009

Hi. I've made a softbox ('loosely' based around Alex Campagna's fantastic spiderlight/softbox diy articles). The box itself works really well & I think it was more than worth the time, effort & swearing taken to build it!

I'm now looking at making a detachable diffusion panel to use with the softbox but am not sure what material will be best to use. I don't want to stop too much light, but the light is a little intense at the centre of its source & so needs breaking up a bit.

One local photographer suggested white nylon for full diffusion or maybe "net curtain" material just to take the edge of the lightsource, using multiple layers to increase diffusion as required.

Has anyone here got any suggestions for any other suitable materials that I could use?

Cheers,

Mick.

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