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Feb 7, 2017 11:27:20   #
E.L.. Shapiro wrote:
I have a number of theses strip soft boxes and I use them for certain jobs. Unless you have specific requirements for theses light modifiers, they may not be worth the investment because they are not really intended for general usage. So here's the information that may prove helpful for you.

In my commercial work, I use them for creating elongated highlights on beverage bottles and certain types of glassware. This works well well when the strip light is placed at 90 degrees to 135 degrees to the camera/subject axis. I also use a strip light on a boom arm, over the set, for panoramic-like food layouts. Most of the time, however, a standard square or rectangular soft box can do the job as well. The addition of a go-bo or black flag can be used to thin out the light beam from an ordinary soft box.

In portrait work, the strip light can be use on a boom arm, overhead and slightly behind the subjects to provide a nice hair light for group subjects.

As per size; the rule of thumb for softness of lighting is that the closer the light source is to the subject softer the transition from highlights to shadows will be. Larger soft boxes will tend to yield softer lighting at slightly grater distances but they too will yield considerably harder light as the are moved away form the subject. If you are working in a limited space as smaller soft box may do the job if it close enough to the subjects such as as the distances you may encounter in a table-top commercial shoot. If however you are shooting a full-length fashion shot or a larger or taller object you may require a lather soft box to provide adequate coverage and softness at a grater distance.

Strip lights, generally speaking, do not make for good main lighting for portraiture because they create thin vertical catch-lights in the eyes which look kinda strange, however, they can serve a good “kicker” or accent lights when place at about 135 degrees to the camera/subject axis. This can be effective when the main light is a standard soft box or a parabolic umbrella lighting unit.

Single or double kicker lights can be applied to theatrical portraiture or body-builder type shots in which case the strip lights would serve you well while using a standard soft box or parabolic lighting unit for a main and fill light sources. When using lights for kickers ,at steep angles of incidence, it is important to make sure that exposures for theses lights are in balance with you main and fill lights. The kicker lights may have to be powered down because at steep angles of incidence the lighting tends to be stronger and more pronounced.
I hope this helps and good luck with your lighting experimentation. Practice makes perfect.
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I love it ....Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 7, 2017 10:33:56   #
Notorious T.O.D. wrote:
What lights are you using these modifiers with when shooting?

Todd Ferguson

Paul Buff 1600
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Feb 7, 2017 09:46:24   #
Notorious T.O.D. wrote:
62" would be much more useful I would say.

Todd Ferguson

that's what i'm thinking also!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 7, 2017 09:45:46   #
I want to start playing around with lighting a little more..... I have beauty dish, large square softbox and a Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (Silver) ....... I want to get an octagon softbox and light ring also.
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Feb 6, 2017 12:33:50   #
Ok im looking to get two Fotodiox Pro Strip Softbox Strip Softbox's I cant decide on size.... or

It will be used for home in small bedroom and the field/outside.... Do anyone have one or the other???? and Pro and conns for each?????????

80" is a lot for home but would love to have it outside.
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Dec 27, 2013 14:51:05   #
Lmarc wrote:
I wonder how many "hate crime" charges have been filed in total? I see the guy's plan to get his act into the news, but being white and male, he was a total idiot to videotape this.

Federal authorities charge white ‘knockout’ suspect with hate crime

Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the “knockout game,” accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack.
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So why didn't he pick a 79 year old white man to do this to???????? He stay right in Katy Texas there's plenty of them!!!!!!!! You know why.......... it's was the hate for the color he picked out........ and to make it easier for him he picked a old one!!!!!!!! Can't really say he is dumb because if he would have picked. ... let's say a black man around 25 ..... it make not went down like that.......
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May 17, 2013 10:07:16   #
images_by_kenny wrote:
I got a similar size umbrella a few weeks ago - a 180cm parabolic (I light in metric). Trying it inside propped up against stuff got nice results, however not one of my stands can hold it up. What stands are you planning on using?

I will use the same stand my AB is on..... Which is from Paul buff.?..... It's a great stand.
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May 17, 2013 05:30:53   #
I ordered the silver..... When I get it and play with it I will post pictures!!!! Thanks so much to all for your help!!!
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May 16, 2013 10:41:05   #
dwightdills wrote:
Are you sure that umbrella is for photography or you patio furniture?

Lmao yep it's for my photography and yes it's big..... Trying something new ........ I pray it will be no wind ....when I use :lol:
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May 16, 2013 06:03:47   #
Hello to all..... I'm thinking about getting a Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella today. What I need to know what is the difference between the white and silver!!!! Someone told me that the silver will Affect the skin color!!! I don't want that to happen..... And I have not heard that anywhere else....... I will use it mostly outside. Please help me with this .... I will be ordering it in about 5 hours from now..... Have any one used the silver???? What should I get white or silver????? Thanks for any and all help!!!! :wink:
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Feb 26, 2013 19:51:41   #
Here is a old post I put up a couple years ago ...... Let's see do any one have a answer now??? Tell me what you think or know?
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Aug 25, 2012 23:36:42   #
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Jul 25, 2012 15:33:36   #
Falcon you got it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just found out what was THANK YOU so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Falcon wrote:
Lee-Lee wrote:
I have a canon 430ex ii have had no problems with !!!!!! cut it on today and when I push the red lite button it jst flickers a couple seconds and thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can any one tell me whats wrong????? thanks for any help you all can give. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Does it also "buzz" while it flickers? Have you been playing with the custom functions? I ask because I also had a problem with mine. I finally discovered I had set the custom function for the modeling flash to activate by the test button--the red "ready" light. Every time I pushed that button I got a couple of seconds of "strobe" effect and a buzzing. Very disconcerting.
I don't have my flash or manual with me, but it is fairly straightforward. There is also a way to reset all custom functions to factory default.
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Jul 25, 2012 14:27:56   #
I have a canon 430ex ii have had no problems with !!!!!! cut it on today and when I push the red lite button it jst flickers a couple seconds and thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can any one tell me whats wrong????? thanks for any help you all can give. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Jul 21, 2012 03:10:29   #
Very nice!!!!!!!! what kind is it may I ask?????
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