More Light-Shaping Tools!
WE LEFT OFF AT UMBRELLAS. On to softboxes, and a new face.
A softbox is a box of light, contained and controllable. It has direction and punch, as opposed to the umbrella’s scatter and forgiveness.
There are a number of small-flash softboxes out on the market, but the Lastolite 24″ Ezybox Hotshoe softbox is pretty much a go-to model. Very popular, with good reason. It folds down tight, and stuffs pretty handily into a small bag. You can then clip it or shove it quite easily into just about any duffel or case you might take on location with you. It’s light, and it puts out a real nice quality of light. ...