Category: Light modifiers

The beautydish explained

A video from PHLEARN.COM Hard and Soft Light A beauty dish is unique in that it creates a hard light that has soft edges. It does not have a “hot spot” in the middle of it like most reflectors, and…

Freezing Action With an Einstein Monolight

Introduced in 2010, the Paul C. Buff Einstein has been rapidly growing in popularity as tales of its capabilities spread via the popular photography blogs. It’s a monobloc strobe, a monolight, with some very clever tricks up its sleeve for…

The briliance of light (Beauty dish, Parabolic, Octabox)

difference-between-softbox-octobox-parabolic-reflector-beauty-dish-largeIn this video, Karl Taylor explains in detail, some of the pro-level lighting modifiers that can give you more unusual results compared to the usual umbrella or square soft-box. In the video he takes a test shot with various modifiers in two different shooting scenarios; one with light close to the model and one with it further away.

If you’ve ever wondered why the choice of lighting modifiers can often seem endless then hopefully this video will help explain a few things and also provide you with some advice on which might work best for you and the type of photography you want to shoot.

 

 

http://www.takeabetterphoto.com/karl-taylor/lighting-comparison-tests/

Now for those who are new to photography and understanding light, then please go and check out our very popular video that explains the basics about light (I’ve posted it at the bottom of this blog) and then come back to this post and hopefully it should make a bit more sense to you!

 

Portrait light setup (again)

I know there was already a post this week about portrait setup. This time a one light setup. I found it on DigitalPhotoWorld and as always a very nice and free cheat sheet that shows how they did it, Highly…

Lightmodifiers: Softbox

As a experienced photographer you should know that the bigger the light the softer it is. That is why we use light-modifiers like an umbrella or a softbox. While an umbrella scatters the light around, a softbox has a more…

Lightmodifiers: Umbrellas

In about 10 minutes, Jay shows you how different sizes, fabrics and shapes can affect the spread and quality of light. Although we hear the word umbrella mentioned approximately 638 times, the video is a brilliant resource for anyone who…

RoundFlash

I know a lot of photographers who like the ring-flash that gives a very recognizable round catch light in the eyes. Now a ring-flash or ring-light can be very expensive but here is a great flash named roundflash that gives…