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Archive 2012 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


Which do you guys find yourself using more? Subject will be portraits / car models.


Aug 18, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


Have both. When I use a grid, I use the 30 most of the time. I'm usually fairly close to the subject with a dish to begin with and there's quite a bit of loss of light intensity with the 15.

Jim



Aug 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


Jim, thanks!


Aug 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


I only own a 30 and use it all of the time .. a 15 would be pretty tight, almost a large spotlight.

Even with the 30 you can't adequately cover much more than a half length shot at optimal dish placement distance of about 3 feet. Once you move the dish away from the subject you will get wider coverage of course, but you also start to lose the unique BD lighting quality.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


"Portraits" is a way-big field. I use a beauty light primarily for fashion/beauty-style headshots. Whether I use any grid or not depends on how tightly I need to control the lights area of coverage. I'm usually on location, so that's where it makes a difference: How tightly do I need to control the spread of light?

If I had a run of jobs where the answer was coincidently "really tight" for every location, then I'd wind up using a tight grid a lot that month. The next month, maybe not.



Aug 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


Thanks for the feedback!


Aug 21, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 22" Beauty Dish 15 or 30 Grid?


30. Except you are in a studio with plenty of time on hand, without modelling light, 15 will take you a while to aim .


Aug 22, 2012 at 02:22 AM





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