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In the pursuit of setting up my more enhanced version of macro studio, I headed to the market this weekend. The main intention was to grab as much information I can and, if I get a good deal, Grab as much stuff as I can. I went to a couple of local hardware stores around, and realize that building this was not as easy as I though. It took a lot of time and effort to convey the idea to the masters. But once I got the right person, it was a cakewalk after that.

As I decided earlier, the backbone of this structure would be 12, 1 Foot Hard pipes. This would form a Cube structure. And 8 ,3-way Elbow Joints to join the pipes. What I realized later was that the 1 Foot Cube would be too small. So I increased it to 2 Feet (24 inches). This would mean a total length of pipes now would be 2 feet  X 12 pieces = 24 Feet . This pretty doubled my expected cost. Still it was a much cheaper deal. So I went ahead and bought it.

So now I have all the basic things ready. And all of this cost me Rs 300.00 /- Only (Approximately $ 7)…
3 Way Elbow Joint (8 nos) Rs 30 X 8 = Rs 240
2 Feet Pipes (12 Nos) Rs 5 x 12 = Rs 60

What’s left now?
Now that I have the structure ready I need to get it covered. $10 Macro Studio from strobist uses Butter paper for the sides and top. But I’m thinking of using a cloth. A Semi transparent Light fabric cloth, I’m thinking cotton.

Why Cloth?
It’s a onetime investment. Its stronger and durable then the butter papers. Its washable if it gets dirty. If at all it gets crumbled I can always wash it, Iron it, and use it.

So now, getting this piece of cloth and covering my macro studio structure will be my next stage.  Till then do send me your responses.

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