All strobes come with a diffuser, which increases the angle of your light coverage, creates a softer light, and controls the temperature of the light.
- [Narrator] All right now that we've discussed…what must be just about every strobe scenario possible,…let's talk about that other element of strobes,…which is the diffuser.…- [Narrator] So here we've got a pair of strobes.…And the one in the front does not have a diffuser,…so you can actually see the strobe tubes right there.…Now the one in the back has…the manufacturer's supplied diffuser on there.…And you can see it's basically just…an opaque piece of plastic,…but that opaque piece of plastic…actually serves some pretty important functions.…One of them is that it increases…the angle of coverage of that strobe…by diffusing or spreading out the light…after it passes out of the strobe tubes.…
The other thing it does is it'll soften up…those shadows a little bit…and create a softer looking light.…Now unfortunately it's also going to…reduce the total light output.…Of course you're having to pass that light…through a piece of opaque plastic,…so of course some of the total light output is going to be cut.…A final function of it is it changes the color temperature…
- Wide-angle optics
- Blending and contrasting exposure
- Controlling exposure with aperture
- Lighting underwater
- Shooting on walls and slopes
- Composing underwater shots
- Capturing rays of sunlight
- Going in for close focus
- Post-processing in Lightroom
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Wide Angle?
5. Special Techniques
6. Post Processing
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