Well, i was waiting for my girlfriend (still waiting) to get home so i became bored.... So, I took a little trip to Wal Mart and bought some stuff. A lamp Shade of the square variety Some white material that heavily resembles that of a real soft box Some 3M velcrow Some angle brackets My plan is to create a back similar to that of a speed ring that will mount to my flash head so i can use this for product photography, macro shots, etc... Here's some pics: And Results using my dogs ball Afterthought: I found that I lose about 2 stops using the softbox. The first picture was all flash at 1/16, the second was flash and softbox at 1/16 power and the third was flash and softbox at 1/4 power. As you can see, i attached the fabric to the front of the lamp shade via velcro. It pulls tight. I set the fabric on the ground, lay the lampshade on top of it face down, then pull each side up as to get the tightest front I can. I didnt notice a hot spot in the center... and it seems to work well enough. Total cost: $11.00 I plan on finishing it off by cutting out the crosshairs (for lack of a better term) and mounting a piece of wood with a cutout the same size as my flash head. Then I'll put angle mounts on the wood and create a platform at a 90* angle that my flash will sit on. I'll install a 1/4 20 bolt so that my flash platform can mount to it and be sturdy. Then I'll create a mount for my light stand. voila.