Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Diffusing the light with a softbox, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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Now Rich, we're about to look at the soft box, but I…want you to try one more thing for me with the umbrella.…the umbrella really throws light everywhere.…So, could you do me a favor and actually crank up the luminance?…Make it as bright as possible.…I'm going to have the iris down to compensate for that.…And then rotate it around a little bit so that…it not only hits Valerie that it hits the back wall.…Now this is a very dark gray. If this was a white background or a light…colored background it would really pick up that extra light that overflows.…
In the case of this dark gray it'll lighten…it up and it will give us some separation.…Three, two, one.…Now this has changed the shot a lot.…First of all, when I first snapped and you…had turned the light up and repositioned it, everything…was completely blown out and I had to actually…crank up my aperture, make it a smaller hole.…To F19 and that way Valerie was perfectly balanced…yet it did change the look of the background.…And by changing the look the background we've changed the whole feel of the shot.…
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