macro photography soft box trick

For my next project, I’m photographing sea shells. I don’t have a soft box, but came up with this really simple trick and it’s such an elegant (and cheap and handy) solution for small objects/macro that I have to share it:

Just cut the bottom off a white plastic cup, and presto! You have a soft box.

To see how the project turns out, find me on Facebook - I dropped off the film for dev. today (Kodak Ektar 100). I’m hoping to print them using a special darkroom technique too… stay tuned.

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