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    Understanding Studio's Light Modifiers

Do you want to understand studio light modifiers?

There are so many different light modifiers available in the market. You are probably in the process of buying one or hiring a photo studio which has different light modifiers. But, you are not sure which modifiers suits for your need. In this article, we will go through all the light modifiers available in our studio and most studios. We will comparing - 7ft deep umbrella silver xl with diffuser, softbox with and without grid, octabox with and without grid, beauty dish with and without grid. We will show you side by side, light modifier with raw image.

Hopefully, by the end, you will have a greater understanding of how different light modifiers can create different look and effect. This can then help you make better choice for your shoot.

Which light modifiers did we use?

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Umbrella Deep Silver XL

7ft. Deep Silver Umbrella XL with diffuser

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Beauty Dish

70cm large Beauty Dish with and without grid

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Octabox

120cm Octabox with and without grid

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Softbox

85x85cm Softbox with and without grid

Camera setting and technical aspects

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Camera Setting

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Lens: 50mm f1.4
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Camera Mode: Manual
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    Light Setting

  • Camera: Light: 600Ws
  • Density: 400Ws (4.0)
  • Distance: 3 meters away from model
  • Direction: 45° angle from model
  • Light Stand Height: 7ft
  • We wanted to create an overall effect of each modifier using same camera setting and same distance from model to the light. All the final result you see are using just one light.

    photography-studio-lighting-techniqueAll the picture you see in this article is taken using just one light.

    The model stood about 1 meter away from the infinity cove.

    The light is about 3 meters away from the model.

    The light is at 35 degree angle and the camera is about 4 meter away from the model.

    Result

    7ft. Umbrella Deep Silver XL

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    Beauty Dish without Grid

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    Beauty Dish with Grid

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    Octabox without Grid

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    Octabox with Grid

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    Softbox without Grid

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    Octabox with Grid

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    Hire Cineview Studios from £70 for 4 hours (Including lights and modifiers listed in this article)
    As you can see from the final result how different modifier gives different effect depending due to its size and its material like the honeycomb grid. Next time when you hire photo studio or purchase your own modifiers, you will get a better understanding of these modifiers and how you can combine them to create an amazing looking images.
    We hope this article has helped you understand more about studio light and modifiers. Please share this article with your friends and on social media.