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Create Beautiful Soft Light with this DIY LitePanel!

By Anthony Thurston on June 14th 2013

Diffusion panels are great ways to get beautiful soft light from almost any source. Commercial diffusion panels like the photoflex litepanels can be really expensive, $350 is close to what you can expect to pay for a nice commercial product like that. But if you are like me and don’t have $350 laying around for what is essentially a big frame with diffusion cloth attached then this DIY build is perfect for you.

Kevin Kubota has this really awesome DIY LitePanel stand that you can make at home yourself for only $20 or so. The best part is that this is not just some idea that someone put together for a DIY tutorial, this is a DIY build that Kevin uses himself on a regular basis – so you know its quality and will work well.

You can check out his video tutorial below, which covers the materials and tools you will need to build this as well as some details on how he uses the item and how it came to be. Take a look:

DIY Light panel 2 from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. jimminy crookit

    Actually, the Photoflex fabric panels themselves are not really that expensive and if you buy them, you don’t have to worry about the whiteness of the fabrics matching when you need to buy more. It’s a lot of peace of mind you can buy for less than forty bucks.

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  2. Brandy

    Which mount did you put on your stand to hold/attach thr diffuser with?

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