After my first DIY photo project, I decided to tackle something easy. Here's the video tutorial for my DIY speedlight grid, which uses black straws, a beer koozie, and a few other common materials for a simple and effective light modifier.
Since the straws are basically free and the other materials cost next to nothing, all this DIY project really requires is a little time and patience. The most expensive individual item of this project is the beer koozie, which I picked up from Walmart for a whole $0.88.
At the 2cm length of the straws that I used, the grid throws about a 30º spread. Perfect for more directional accent lighting and background lighting.
Stay tuned for samples and more images of this little DIY project.
If you like this video and would like to see more, just let me know. In the meantime, you can check out the making of the Chinatown Special DIY beauty dish.