Christopher Grey: Double Diffusion

© 2012 Christopher Grey

© 2012 Christopher Grey

The name says it all. Softboxes were made to create soft light, but what if you want to go further?

Christopher Grey shows us one idea in this how-to article. With examples to illustrate each lighting set-up, Grey walks us through three different variations on one portrait, focusing on getting a very diffused, soft light. He starts with a traditional softbox, then adds a white bookend to fill in the shadows, and finally adds a nylon diffusion panel (or white sheet, if you prefer) to soften the light even more.

See the full article for details.

 

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