Soft Boxes

Impact Luxbanx Softboxes

Impact has introduced 26 new softboxes in multiple sizes with rectangular, square, strip, and octagonal form factors. The standard Luxbanx softboxes are intended for strobe use and feature white interiors and removable front and inner diffusers. The Luxbanx Duo softboxes feature silver interiors and a removable front diffuser; most models also have a removable inner diffuser.

B&H Wedding Guide: Choosing Umbrellas and Softboxes

When working with flash lighting, it is rarely the case that bare-bulb flash is the ideal choice for lighting subjects, especially when those subjects are wedding participants and your objective is to create inviting and flattering light. Flash can be modified in a number of ways, which all effectively diffuse and redirect the initial light source into a broader, more aesthetically pleasing source.

Getting Started with Softboxes

Larry Becker of Kelby Media explains the importance in this video of using softboxes as you move your speedlights off camera in the studio. When you're trying to light your subject, a soft, diffused light is almost always going to look better than a harsh, pinpoint light that creates hard shadows and extremely bright areas. 

Building the Dramatic Portrait, Sponsored by Westcott

Joel Grimes is commonly referred to as a commercial advertising photographer. However, he’d rather define himself as an artist, not in any pretentious way, but because it accurately describes what he does and how he goes about his work. And in doing so, he extends that appellation to all those that choose to follow the call of their unique talents. But what has this to do with dramatic portraiture?

On-Camera Flash Buying Guide

An on-camera flash is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to  handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight conditions, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources.

Holiday 2012: Home Portraiture and Lighting

We took a few minutes to speak with Mr. Joey Quintero, professional photographer and lecturer at the B&H Event Space, about ways we can improve our photography, especially in terms of portraits and basic lighting techniques.

Impact Beauty Dishes and Accessories

Impact has recently introduced a full line of beauty dish reflectors and accessories to help control the light output of a studio strobe unit. These tools are compatible with a wide array of studio strobe lights and each piece is modular to enable use of the same beauty dish with a variety of different lights.

A Lighting Revolution: Litepanels Part 2

During the “revolution,” led by Pat Grosswendt of Litepanels, he explains the entire line of Litepanels from bank lighting, on camera lighting, ringlite, to underwater applications along with how to best utilize this technology for both still and video needs.

A Lighting Revolution: Litepanels Part 1

During the “revolution,” led by Pat Grosswendt of Litepanels, he explains the entire line of Litepanels from bank lighting, on camera lighting, ringlite, to underwater applications along with how to best utilize this technology for both still and video needs.

Hands-on Review: Impact Octacool

The Impact OctaCool is an energy efficient daylight balanced fluorescent light source good for photo and video lighting.

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