A&P So the Soft Box is going to be a hassle to lug to shoots.

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  1. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    Whats a good alternative to this? Shoot thru umbrella?
     
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    djfromgr Red Wings Fan

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    alien bees makes foldable soft boxes. I haven't used one but it might be a good alternative.
     
  3. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Shoot thru umbrellas work fine outside and in bigger areas. The problem is that you get a lot of light spill in smaller areas.

    Collapsable softboxes are easy to cart around but they're not exactly cheap. My big one set me back about $100.
     
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    I use the larger brolly box from alienbees and it works great. That was my only light modifier used for my final portfolio in my studio lighting class and the results I got from it were outstanding for the 35 dollars I payed for it.
     
  5. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    My soft box does come apart though. Maybe I can just break it down and stuff it into a bag or something.
     
  6. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i use a beauty dish for on location shoots when its windy.
     
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    soft box umbrella till i die
    shoot through if i need a little more contrasty light.
     
  8. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    do you raelly have "shoots"?

    or are you just talking about when you want to take it somewhere
     
  9. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    Yes I do. I am learning alot and I test with people all the time.
     
  10. mojito

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    its really not that big of a deal to take down/set up, though the more expensive ones are far easier at this.

    the biggest problem is wind
     
  11. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    Sandbags or assistants solve that
     
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    sometimes yes, sometimes no :run:
     
  13. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I scoff at your puny softboxes BUHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!






    No 12' x 12' no care.



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  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats a huge scrim
     
  15. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    that movie looks really boring.
     
  16. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    :30 seconds of fury!!
     
  17. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    This one is easily handled by two guys. I've seen pics of scrims that cover three or four city blocks!! :noes:
     

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