Sunday, August 03, 2008

Going soft

So... this coming Monday I have an opportunity to expand my 'commercial' portfolio. I will be taking an insane amount of pictures. In preparation I have manufactured some softboxes. Using large cardboard boxes, foil, tape, and white trashbags, I was able to create a couple of different styles of softboxes. Here is my final box which was designed to fit my studio strobe unit.

If you're not aware... the objective behind softboxes is to make the light source large. This 'softens' the light meaning it 'softens' the shadows. Here are a couple samples.

Here are two similar shots to demonstrate the benefits of soft "off camera" lighting compared to "on camera".

On Camera

Off Camera

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