We already talked about three point lighting. For this entry we are focusing on just the fill light. Specifically the softbox! Like we said before, there are alternatives, but a softbox helps with directing your light. JustEyeballIt from youtube has a fantastic tutorial on how to make one:
In this video he uses a box from Ikea, but this can also be made from cardboard if you are up for the extra work. Also when using your softbox, make sure to monitor the temperature of your light so it doesn’t start a fire! While you will save money building your own, there are decent prices for them online if you’d like to forgo the building process. You’ll spend time or money, but either way you’ll pay!