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Softbox or Umbrella?

 
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Sep 27, 2008 15:05 |  #1

What do yall use?


It seems as if Softboxes are better for shooting this type of photography when only 1-2 people.


I just bought my first off-camera setup [285HV + 45" umbrella, etc]


I wanted to go with 28" softbox, but can't afford right now.


What do yall think? :)


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Sep 27, 2008 15:17 |  #2

take a look at the "Studio lighting online videos" in my sig and at the "cheap vs expensive softbox"video, softbox are not that expensive after all.

I use 1x 2' softbox. 1x 5' octobox and one ring light. I need 2 other stobes...

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Sep 27, 2008 16:01 |  #3

I use 60" umbrella's all the time for G&N. Put them close to your model and you get a nice wrap around effect.


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Sep 28, 2008 03:51 |  #4

Mark_Cohran wrote in post #6392573 (external link)
I use 60" umbrella's all the time for G&N. Put them close to your model and you get a nice wrap around effect.

I'm hoping I don't regret going with 45" instead of 60" :mad:


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Sep 28, 2008 21:53 |  #5

as long as i'm careful where i'm putting them, i've had nothing but luck with my 40" umbrellas in front of my genesis 200s. i do have softboxes for work though, and i'd much rather have those.


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Sep 29, 2008 04:11 |  #6

Do most of you shoot through or bounce off your brollies?


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Sep 29, 2008 10:13 |  #7

JoYork wrote in post #6401185 (external link)
Do most of you shoot through or bounce off your brollies?

I usually bounce with large brollies, and shoot through the smaller ones.


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Sep 30, 2008 06:21 |  #8

Softboxes and octoboxes for me, along with the every now and then beauty dish for rim lighting.


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Sep 30, 2008 17:40 |  #9

Mark, have you ever shot through your 60" umbrella? I'm currently using a 33" and want to upgrade to a bigger size, but was thinking of only going to a 45". What is the size you shoot through?


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Sep 30, 2008 19:39 |  #10

Honestly, I've never shot through the big ones. I usually use two at once as reflectors. My shoot through brollies are 42".


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Sep 30, 2008 23:20 |  #11

Gracias!


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Oct 14, 2008 00:31 |  #12

two softboxes works for me, elinchrome d-lite 4's to be exact. :)


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