On Location PhotographySubmitted by Michael on Tue, 2013-10-01 13:41

Soft light or punch?

Today’s video is an additional episode of “Life beyond my shoot-through umbrella”. Most of the time I am using fairly soft light in my photography. But when shooting larger series of photos, for example for a magazine, then I need a bit of variety. I will incorporate some scenes, in which the light is a little bit harder, making the scene a touch more intense.

In low light situations and when spill light is not an issue, I can simply move my big, soft light modifier a bit back, a bit away from my subject. That gives my light more punch. But on a bright sunny day, my little speedlight won’t reach very far. That’s why I have a second, smaller modifier with me. Since I am lazy and still don’t have huge team of assistants, this is just a light, small, foldable beauty dish.


These are the modifiers we used:

Phottix Luna Folding Octa Softbox (110cm) for soft light scenes and

Phottix Luna Folding Beauty Dish (70cm, white) for scenes with punch

Phottix HS Speed Mount to hold a speedlight and the modifiers

I wish you good light!
-- Michael


Find the complete shoot explained in Hot Topic 02 of Good Light! Magazine. Available to subscribers for free right now.

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