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Why do photographers use softbox?

Why do photographers use softbox?

A softbox controls the shape and direction of light more than an umbrella and prevents more light-spill from occurring. If you’re shooting with a handheld camera at a wedding, with a flash on- or just off-camera, a smaller softbox makes an ideal companion for easily diffusing light on single subjects at a closer range.

Do I need a softbox for photography?

You’ll need a softbox larger than their head and shoulders (and obviously more power from your flash). Photographing their upper half? You’ll need an ever larger softbox (and even more flash power).

Which softbox for product photography?

Smaller softboxes work well for product photography or macro shots as they produce more contrasty lighting, whilst still reducing specular highlights. Smaller softboxes, also work well for more dramatic and low-key portraiture as you will get more contrast on your subject compared to a larger softbox.

Is softbox necessary?

The answer is adaptability. There’s nothing like a softbox when it comes to providing soft light for any style of shooting. Fashion, food, product, portraiture, you name it. Even when they aren’t used as the key light source, softboxes play an important role for fill, separation and edge lighting.

What is the best speedlight softbox?

The Best Speedlight Softbox

  • FotoDiox f60 Quick-Collapse Flash Softbox.
  • RoundFlash Ring Diffuser.
  • Neewer 3-Size Diffuser Softbox Set.
  • Altura Flash Diffuser Light Softbox.
  • Fotocreat Collapsible Strip Light Softbox.
  • Neewer Octo Softbox w/ S-Type Bracket Holder.
  • Neewer Mini Flash Diffuser Cap.

Who makes softbox?

Great Point Partners
GREENWICH, CT and LONG CRENDON, U.K. — Great Point Partners (“GPP”) today announced that Softbox Systems (“Softbox”), a GPP II portfolio company, has acquired Panama-based Cold Tech Systems (“Cold Tech”), the exclusive Softbox licensee in Latin America for several years.

Does softbox shape matter?

The softbox type governs the shape of the light you’re putting on your subject. Much of a large softbox’s surface area is wasted on a headshot, for instance, but it’s ideal for small- to medium-sized groups. This, among other factors, is the reason for different size and shape softboxes.