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144 pages

Mastering Flash Photography, A Course in Basic to Advanced Lighting Techniques

Creator: Susan McCartney | Photography - 1997-10-01

I use Chimera softboxes. These are well-priced and sturdy, and diffuse light evenly. They come in on-cam- era, mini, ... I find them to be the easiest softboxes to assemble and take apart. In addition, the Chimera softboxes collapse and ...

Publisher: Amphoto



128 pages

Children's Portrait Photography Handbook

Creator: Bill Hurter | Photography - 2007-05-28

Photographer Brian Shindle uses a big 4x6-foot softbox and a secondary 2x4-foot softbox to wash his small clients in a soft directional light. Stacy Bratton also uses soft large light — primarily a 72x54-inch Chimera softbox with an ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Packed with practical techniques that both inform and inspire, this professional guidebook to photographing babies, small children, and teenagers presents new strategies to maximize client cooperation and ensure smooth sessions. The entire child-based photographic process is addressed, including proper equipment selection, physical and behavioral controls for young subjects, working with black-and-white exposures, assessing raw versus JPEG modes, and evaluating digital exposures by determining over- and underexposure metering. Chapters devoted to mastering studio lighting—from direct and diffused lighting tactics to employing the use of umbrellas and softboxes—as well as working in sunlight and twilight environments is also featured.



432 pages

Speedliter's Handbook, Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Creator: Syl Arena, Michael Murphy | Photography - 2010-12-19

Remember to spin the Speedlite so that the slave sensor faces the master. It also holds the Cheetah Beauty Dish described on page 198. Chimera Speedlite Speed Ring—I've used Chimera softboxes with my studio strobes for over 15 years.

Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, then settles down to crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to create a classical portrait, shoot an event, or simply add a little fill light to a product shot, Speedliter’s Handbook shows you how.A fantastic in-depth resource illustrated with over 500 images, Speedliter’s Handbook covers:how to see the various characteristics and properties of light itself, as well as the differences between how your camera sees versus how you seeall the buttons and dials of the entire Canon Speedlite familythe basics of on-camera flash…and the necessity of getting your flash off the camerahow to beautifully balance flash with the existing ambient lightall the equipment necessary for great Speedlite shotshow to get amazing shots with just one Speedlitehow and when to use E-TTL versus manual flashthe use of color gels to balance color, as well as create dramatic effectshow to tame the sun—or any really bright light—with hi-speed syncand much, much moreWhether you’re shooting portraits, events, or sports, Speedliter’s Handbook is an essential resource that teaches you how to craft the light you need for any type of shot you want.


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  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 48"x72" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for Elinchrom Monolights, Prolinca Monolights, BXRi Style, D-lite Series, Ranger Series and EL Series Strobe Flash Light

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    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
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    0 5/5 Jack E. Hicks III "fordchapel" (Fort Collins, CO -USA) - See all my reviews, May 24, 2014
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  • Chimera

    Chimera OB2 PRO Kit, with Octa 2 Beauty Dish Body, Center Bounce Back Disc, Octa Front Diffusion Screen & Versi Octa Speed Ring

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    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Chimera

    Utility at its best

    0 5/5 Brian Jones (Canada) - See all my reviews, January 27, 2013

    It could have been a 5 star but

    0 4/5 Ali Roustai (Santa Barbara, CA) - See all my reviews, May 18, 2013
    List Price: $399.00
    Price: $350.00
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    Octa 2 Dish: Shape: Octagon
    Octa 2 Dish: Removable Interior Baffle: Uses included bounce disc
    Octa 2 Dish: Removable Front Face: Yes
    Octa 2 Dish: Size: 24" (61 cm)
    Octa 2 Dish: Compatibility: All strobes with optional Chimera OctaPlus speed ringsCamera flash units with a height of 4.5 to 7.5" (11.4 - 19 cm) base to middle of the reflector with Versi Octa speed ring


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Softbox, 32" x 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light

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    Rating (85 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Absolutely terrible

    0 1/5 Tyler Jordan - See all my reviews, January 5, 2010

    Similar experience: cheap build and hard to setup

    I purchased this softbox hoping for a good bargain, having used only small hotshoe-flash-mounted softboxes in the past. I read other reviews about problems setting up and found that cowboy studios has a series of videos on utube showing how to set things up. I watched the video and decided it shouldn't be too hard. As to reading instructions, it came with none so the video is really important.But in reality, the first time was a bit difficult. 2 of the holes that hold the bars have already crumbled away during the first setup. Once I got everything together, it seemed like a reasonably decent softbox. I'm afraid I didn't get to try it out because my kid came down with a cold.Given the damage sustained on the first setup, I find it hard to believe that this softbox will last more than 1 or 2 setups.I'll try the setup again, but something tells me that I'm going to wind up spending a bit more for a name-brand softbox and hope I have better... 2/5 SomeNYCGuy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I purchased this softbox hoping for a good bargain, having used only small hotshoe-flash-mounted softboxes in the past. I read other reviews about problems setting up and found that cowboy studios has a series of videos on utube showing how to set things up. I watched the video and decided it shouldn't be too hard. As to reading instructions, it came with none so the video is really important.But in reality, the first time was a bit difficult. 2 of the holes that hold the bars have already crumbled away during the first setup. Once I got everything together, it seemed like a reasonably decent softbox. I'm afraid I didn't get to try it out because my kid came down with a cold.Given the damage sustained on the first setup, I find it hard to believe that this softbox will last more than 1 or 2 setups.I'll try the setup again, but something tells me that I'm going to wind up spending a bit more for a name-brand softbox and hope I have better... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 5, 2010

    An Outstanding Value

    0 5/5 dankrecklow (Wisconsin, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Softbox, 32" x 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics) First let me say that I received the item in 3 days with standard free shipping with all parts intact in good condition. My expectations for this item were fairly high based on the reviews I found for other fotodiox softboxes. Simply put, this item exceeded my wildest expectations! For the price I paid, I am particularly impressed with the quality of the materials used.Initial assembly was quick, taking less than 10 minutes. I don't expect it to take more than 2 or 3 minutes in the future, but there weren't instructions and I was extremely cautious in putting it together. The softbox fit securely on my Alien Bee flash, and my initial test shots show fairly even lighting. I always wondered why softboxes were so expensive and I was seriously contemplating a d.i.y. build. This solved that for me. Amazon and fotodiox will definitely be another of my 'go to' sources for basic equipment. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 26, 2011
    List Price: $54.95
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw


  • Chimera

    Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Light Bank X-Small 16x22"

    Photography (Chimera)
    List Price: $272.00

    Depth: 12" / 30cm
    Front Dimensions: 16x22" / 40x55cm
    Maximum Wattage: 750


  • Chimera

    Chimera 20" Lantern Light Bank w/Skirt

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    Depth: 16" / 40cm
    Front Dimensions: inches 20 diag./ cm 50 diag.
    Maximum Wattage: 650
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  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 24"x80" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for Balcar, White Lightning, Lighting, X800, X1600, X3200 Strobe Flash Light

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  • Ikan

    Ikan AB1000-KIT Airbox 1x1 Inflatable Softbox with Gridset (Black)

    Photography (Ikan)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Ikan

    Perfect solution

    While I love the flexibility and portability modern LEDs have to offer, I find the quality of the light wanting. Unfortunately putting diffusion directly on the face of the unit does little to help this. For several years I used a silk about two feet away from the light but this corrupted the key features I delighted in with these fixtures. I longed for a tool that would dovetail nicely with the unit. Airbox has succeeded in this to perfection. The chimera separates the diffusion from the light just enough to evolve this light from function alone to function with pleasing aesthetics. The set-up is quick and painless but the genius comes in its portability. I've traveled to China and Germany and across the United States with this softbox and it packs into whatever space I need it to. I'm never packing around it. Rather, it fits within my kit where I need it to. When you're packing with other inflexibles like 19mm rods or tripods in mind, this flexibility and dependability... 5/5 Graham Willoughby - See all my reviews This review is from: Ikan AB1000-KIT Airbox 1x1 Inflatable Softbox with Gridset (Black) (Electronics) While I love the flexibility and portability modern LEDs have to offer, I find the quality of the light wanting. Unfortunately putting diffusion directly on the face of the unit does little to help this. For several years I used a silk about two feet away from the light but this corrupted the key features I delighted in with these fixtures. I longed for a tool that would dovetail nicely with the unit. Airbox has succeeded in this to perfection. The chimera separates the diffusion from the light just enough to evolve this light from function alone to function with pleasing aesthetics. The set-up is quick and painless but the genius comes in its portability. I've traveled to China and Germany and across the United States with this softbox and it packs into whatever space I need it to. I'm never packing around it. Rather, it fits within my kit where I need it to. When you're packing with other inflexibles like 19mm rods or tripods in mind, this flexibility and dependability... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 22, 2014

    Very good solution

    0 5/5 Marc Salvatore - See all my reviews This review is from: Ikan AB1000-KIT Airbox 1x1 Inflatable Softbox with Gridset (Black) (Electronics) I use these with a pair of Came TV 1024 LED lights. I had to remove the barn doors but that is fine since barn doors on LEDs are not as useful plus I needed the weight savings for travel.When I first fired up my new LED lights I was struck by how harsh the light can be for the talent to look towards. I was scheduled to record a series of classes and I was concerned the lights would be too annoying for the speakers. These airboxes solved that problem. I recommend adding an extra sheet of diffusion in the available slot on the front for maximum effect. Another plus is that they are light, flexible and flat for easy travel.I also bought a handy pump they make which is light, quick and inexpensive. The company was great to deal with as well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 30, 2014

    Yes, it works - pretty good and compact

    0 5/5 David s. lee - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Ikan AB1000-KIT Airbox 1x1 Inflatable Softbox with Gridset (Black) (Electronics) great invention-who would have thought. ingenious. works great ,no problems, folds/rolls up easy and does the job cheaply.only issues are when its cold. just like any plastic blow up. stiff and may leak. we'll see how it lasts in the field, but in studio should be good. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 8, 2014
    List Price: $132.00
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    Front Pocket for Additional Diffusion
    Inflatable Design Stores Flat
    Produces Soft, Even Light Quality


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 48"x72" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for Alien Bees, Alienbees, Strobe Flash Light B400, B800, B1600

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  • Airbox Lights

    Airbox Lights 450024 Mini Softbox with Eggcrate (Black)

    Photography (Airbox Lights)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Airbox Lights

    Its okay

    0 3/5 Joseph W. Mccary "Joe" (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Airbox Lights 450024 Mini Softbox with Eggcrate (Black) (Electronics) It was smaller than I thought it would be and much flatter too, not as deep as the picture shown. It does soften the light and that is good. They should sell it with some standoff mount as it is too big to fit on the camera as is. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 27, 2013
    List Price: $49.50
    Instant setup and breakdown
    Packs flat in your gear bag or pocket
    Eggcrate included for more control


  • Airbox Lights

    Airbox Lights 450055 Macro Softbox with Eggcrate (Black)

    Photography (Airbox Lights)
    List Price: $58.00

    Packs flat in your gear bag or pocket
    Eggcrate included for more control
    Instant setup and breakdown


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