How to Build Your Own LED Softbox for Product Photography and Video

Whether you’re taking stills or shooting video, in order to get that “liquid light” effect on a smooth surface you need a diffused light source. You could run out and drop several hundred dollars or more on an LED softbox, but here industrial designer Eric Strebel shows you how he built his own. The housing is simple aluminum sheeting from the big-box store and the components can be ordered online: