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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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46. BACKGROUNDS: PVC WALL OF LIGHT

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THIS PROJECT CREATES a frame that you can fill with light to produce a high-key look to your photography. Using PVC pipe and bed sheets, you’ll form a mattress-sized frame, put fitted sheets over the frame, place lights inside the sheets. Voilà! A big, bright backdrop! You can also use this setup as a large, free-standing softbox.

A commercially available product like this costs between $450 and $750 depending on size. This DIY project will cost about $25 to $40 depending on how many of the parts you already own.

Parts List (Figure 46.1)

  • 3/4″ PVC elbows (8)
  • 3/4″ PVC Ts (8)
  • 3/4″ PVC pipe (total length depends ...

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