Round Softbox Portrait

Understanding Catchlights

The specific shapes of light modifiers come into play in how they shape light and how we apply them to our subject or scene. If we zoom into the eyes of our subjects and take note of the shape of the catchlight...
Shoot-Through Photo Umbrella - BTS

Using Shoot-Through Photo Umbrellas

Umbrella are a quick and easy - not to mention affordable - way to produce soft light. One of the main differences between an umbrella and a softbox though, is their ability to control where that soft light spills. Or more precisely where the light goes and where it doesn't. Lets walk through a couple different kinds of umbrellas and what kind of spill you can expect when using each.