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Softbox and Photography

One of the essential components in photography is perfect lighting. Aside from the proper handling of light in photography, using a softbox is the best solution with this.

Softbox: What it is?

Softboxes are far beyond a photography tool.

A softbox is just a housing unit for controlling and enhancing a light source. They exist in a variety of sizes, shapes, and even brands. Aside from that, they’re great in almost any situation where artificial light is used.

Factors to Consider in Buying a Softbox

As you consider your purchase, keep an eye out for the following:

SHAPE

Depending on the shape of the softbox, it generally identifies its performance. A huge, broad, flat softbox may serve as a canopy overhead, illuminating a large area. Meanwhile, a smaller, longer softbox would be more suited to portrait photography and other similar applications.

MATERIALS

Most softboxes in every price range are made of fabric, which is commonly canvased around some wire arms; nonetheless, hardshell softboxes and other odds exist.

ACCESSORIES

Some softboxes simply come with a uni-diffusion panel, while others offer a wide range of possibilities.

EXTRA EQUIPMENT

In most cases, the softbox will be installed on a speed ring that is placed to the light fixture itself. Additionally, if you don’t already have one, you’ll almost certainly need one.