Originally Posted by Dman65
I was thinking about gluing together short, thin walled cardboard tubes that had been cut down to a small length or making a grid by cutting some poster board into strips and then slitting the strips to fit them into each other.
I just wanted to check and see if someone else has already done something like this and what worked or didn't for you.
Originally Posted by Bill Schuman
Good Idea same here and I was going to usa a stand to hold it in front of a softbox or ETC... I also had an Idea to make a window box with a real window and shade/curtin and shoot the light from bellow or a soft box against the back so I could get that window effect and even the sunlight effect...but holding off on this until I get a studio to store all this or clean out my garage and make a studio...
Some things can be easily made and work well, but grids are not one of them. The grid has to be securely attached to the softbox and the softbox may be rotated at any time or moved, etc. Thus having the grid on a separate light stand would make for a nightmare.
In the real world, however, grids are very very expensive. However, I've recently bought soft boxes from Amvona where, for example, I got a 54" x 14" strip soft box with grid and speedring, all for $71.00. The grid attaches with velcro.