In this video Gavin Hoey shows how to use the Ezy Up studio flash softbox with grid, he shows what effect the egg crate grid has and how you can use it to control the light in your shots.
The Ezy Up softboxes come in 2 sizes 80 x 120cm and the 120cm Octagonal softbox, both have internal diffusers, outer diffuser and egg crate grid. The grid is simple to apply and uses the Velcro type attachment they also come in Bowens and Elinchrom fit.
We now have a video review of our Multi Purpose boom arm which transforms from a 4 metre high light stand to a boom arm, this is a medium boom arm great for travelling and for the smaller studio. We have 2 other heavier duty boom arms the Professional Heavy Duty Boom Light Stand and the Large Professional Heavy Duty Boom Light Stand.
There is also a lightweight boom arm for light loads.
In this tutorial Gavin Hoey explores the use of shallow depth of field to shoot atmospheric portraits in the studio using continuous lighting. He’s using one of our Lightbank Softbox lighting units with daylight bulbs and explains just how you can achieve the same with examples along the way.
Along with the Lightbank Softbox is the sister unit Lightbank 350 that has the same power but with barn doors and a front diffuser. We have a whole range of continuous lighting not only for digital photography but also for video lighting.
In this video Gavin is also using the multi purpose boom arm.
Take one of our 400ws studio flash heads and a 120cm octagonal softbox, we also sell 150cm octagonal softboxes and see how you can achieve a soft wrap around light by following this delightful video anyone can achieve. In the video tutorial the versatility you can get with just a simple set up, add another flash head and using the large softbox as a backdrop achieve a pure white background, this is similar to how Lastolite use their background light boxes. Gavin Hoey presents this in a simple to understand manner without much jargon.
120cm Softbox Portrait Lighting Tutorial
In the E series studio flash heads and studio flash kits we have two power model 400Ws and 800Ws strobes both these have the same function and there is also an overview video.
E series overview video
We also have our popular SD series studio flash heads and studio flash kits there are two model 300Ws and 600Ws again the functions are identical on both these models and there is an overview video.
We are now in a new year with VAT going up to 20% making things a bit more expensive we have decided to add extra value to our popular 3 head super softbox kit and the 2 head Supersoftbox Kit.
We are going to include the 2.6m stands for the price of the standard 1.9m stands, so when you order you just need keep the standard options and you will get the 2.6m stands. This will run up to the end of January, it is one of our most popular kits and ideal for many applications we have a great overview video Super Softbox Continuous Lighting Kit.
Well what can it be used for, it is brilliant for video lighting and it has several advantages over the more traditional redhead lighting, the first one being it uses 5400k energy efficient daylight bulbs so no need for gels to correct the colour temperature to daylight. They are also so much cooler than a halogen type bulb and because of this they are typically called cool lights, with the softboxes they give a nice soft light and we have a fantastic video by Gavin Hoey to show the 3 point lighting technique. The softbox diffusers can be removed to create a slightly harsher light to give a different feel.
They can also be used for still digital photography, not as versatile as studio flash but what you see is what you get, also for nervous subjects such as animal and small children no surprise flashes to disturb them we have a video showing a simple portrait setup Portrait Photography using Continuous Lighting
Product photography is another area where this is just fantastic whether the item is small or a larger room setting it can accommodate both.
In this kit we used 50 watt energy efficient balanced daylight bulbs this is double the light output of some large competitors who only supply similar type units with 25 watt bulbs so this is something to watch out for when deciding your purchase.
Gavin Hoey has produced a great video showing the Lightbank Softbox and how to use it to give a balanced shot mixing it with daylight.
Our Lightbank Softbox is a continuous lighting kit that incorporates a softbox, using 7 x 50w energy efficient 5400k daylight bulbs and a 100cm diameter softbox. The compact daylight fluorescent bulbs have a E27 edison scew fit and can last many thousand of hours they have the advantage of giving out less heat than a tungsten bulb giving the equivalent amount of light, they also have a combined equivalent of 1400w of an incandescent bulb.
They are an all round photography lighting solution as they can be used for full length and small groups still digital photography and also for complete scenes video lighting. They are versatile and units give you perfect control by being switched on the back to allow any number of bulbs to be switched on or off. The front diffuser is attached with velcro so can be used without the outer diffuser for a slightly harsher light.
A grey backdrop you may ask what use is it, well the grey backdrop is the most versatile photographic backdrop you can get. You can obviously keep it grey but you can also make it black, would you believe that you could also make it white and if you can make it white then you can make it any colour you like.
Don’t believe me just look at this video, as if by magic Gavin Hoey uses our grey cotton muslin backdrop to do just that, he is using strobist techniques and our strobist softbox but the same technique can be used with any photography lighting including continuous lighting and studio flash .
We also have Gavin Hoey videos in our Tutorial category
We are very pleased to present this video which compares 2 powerful quality professional studio flash heads and thanks to Gavin Hoey who runs through the functions, explains them in a straight forward and easy to understand manner. The 400Ws E400 and the 800ws E800 fall between our SD studio flash heads 300Ws and 600Ws, if your in the market for photography lighting and specifically studio flash lighting then have a look at this video we also have a video overview of the SD range.
Don’t forget our entry level systems, slave flash kits and digital 180Ws flash kits, with prices for all budgets.
Gavin Hoey explores the use of our 60 x 60cm strobist softbox, he explains in a clear way this particular strobist technique or speedlight technique. Gavin is second to none in his photography lighting tutorials making them easy to understand and brings his own brand of enthusiasm to it. Check out the strobist softbox and not forgetting our strobist flash bracket all in our strobist accessories category.