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Albino_BlacMan
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p.1 #1 · Gridded Softbox vs Smaller Softbox


I'm just wondering what the benefit is of using a gridded softbox over just using a smaller softbox.

I'm looking to make my light a little more directional and get some better control over it. Looks like a grid would be the way to go but I also have a smaller softbox. So yeah, what would the difference be between the two?



Aug 12, 2013 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #2 · Gridded Softbox vs Smaller Softbox


The gridded large softbox still offers the benefits of a large softbox: Wide and soft coverage within the angle that it covers, but with a narrower angle.

A small softbox doesn't necessarily have throw a smaller angle of light, but at the same distance from the subject, it will be a harder light.

You could duplicate both the softness and the angle of light by moving the small softbox much closer to the subject...but it would then cover a much smaller area of the subject.



Aug 12, 2013 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #3 · Gridded Softbox vs Smaller Softbox


Albino_BlacMan wrote:
I'm just wondering what the benefit is of using a gridded softbox over just using a smaller softbox.


The illustration below is a gross over-simplification, of course, but should give you some ideas.







Aug 13, 2013 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #4 · Gridded Softbox vs Smaller Softbox


LightTools has some really nice online info about when to use grids and the effects of using them:

http://www.lighttools.com/content/lighttools/soft-eggcrates-basic-eggcrates-do.html

http://www.lighttools.com/content/lighttools/lighttools_soft-light-control_reference.html



Aug 16, 2013 at 07:27 PM





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