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  • Building a 4' x 6' Scrim (DIY Post)

    So I've stumbled upon this article on SLRLounge.com, it's about making your own light scrim. You can read it for yourself on their website. http://www.slrlounge.com/make-diy-scrim-50

    This really interested me because there is something so amazing about natural light that has been diffused through a big silk screen. Typically these things are so expensive if you were to buy them from a camera store, they can cost up to $600! This is my attempt at buidling one for $50.

    Materials:

    • 10 foot sections of 1" PVC piping (x4)
    • 90˚ elbow pieces (x4)
    • 2ish yards of white rip stop nylon
    The PVC material can be found at any hardware store and the nylon can be found at MOST fabric stores.
    The first thing I did was send the fabric to a seamstress as I am absolutely horrible with a sewing machine. I stretched the fabric out and saftey pinned it to where I wanted the stitches. I had both 4' sides hemmed and a 1" loop on both 6' sides.
    After I got the fabric back, I assembled both scrims and voila! 
    Daniela Goncalves (of GoncalvesPhotography.com) acting as Vanna White.
    Unfortunately I wasn't able to test them because these were assembled on a rather overcast day. But I'm extremely eager to use them and will show you guys the first time I do!
    They pack up pretty small. Disconnect the 4' sections and put them inside the silk and roll them up. 
    Thank you for viewing, I hope you enjoyed it! If you decide to make your own, tell me how it went! 
    Written by Brian Tortora