When it comes to diffusion panels, several companies have prefab "blades" intended for holding diffusion materials that fit nicely into grip heads and knuckles, but at nearly $100 a pop, buying several of them may not fit into everyone's budget. Earlier this week, fellow Fstopper Clay Cook put together an awesome post about building your own V-Flats. His post got me thinking about some of my own DIY projects.
As a product photographer, I use diffusion panels almost daily. I prefer the flexibility and control I get from them over softboxes, and they're easy to store or pack flat for taking on location. A friend showed me an easy way of making my own for a fraction of the cost, so I put together this video to show you the process.
Note: In the video I used a portion of Rosco #3008 diffusion material from a roll I had in the studio. This material is also available in pre-cut sheets for a few dollars each if you don't want to pony up for an entire roll.