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Softboxes vs. Umbrellas

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Which lights produce which effects

Softboxes produce a different effect than the umbrellas, here we show you the Difference and how you can use it to your advantage.

The bigger the softbox the softer your Shadows. Different types can produce different effects, and it’s not only the Size that can change the final image but also the shape and Distance from the camera. Timeline

  • 0:20 Our new studio
  • 1:00- Lighting Effects of umbrellas and how they effect your image
  • 2:30- Example of Light from umbrella
  • 2:45- Softbox lighting
  • 3:20- Anatomy of a softbox
  • 4:15- OCTOBOX
  • 5:44- Moving the Light source farther away
  • 6:15- Why I prefer softboxes
  • 6:30- Adam Elmakias version
  • 6:48-Using a Grid

Which do you prefer and why? Let us know!

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  • Lighting
  • Tone

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