What would this light be good for?

6 months 3 weeks ago #636334 by Zeberk
I've never seen anything like this before.  It kind of reminds me of one of those Chinese lanterns.  

www.adorama.com/glsbqb31.html

But how would you use this?  Seems like the light would just go all over the place? 


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6 months 3 weeks ago #636341 by garyrhook
The idea would be to diffuse the light as much as possible. Would be interesting to know if it is softer than bouncing into an umbrella with a diffuser....


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6 months 3 weeks ago #636358 by Nikon Shooter
… pretty much like having one single light bulb hanging
from the middle of the ceiling in the kitchen, for example.

Just an other gadget that can be outperformed for way
less money by a well placed umbrella, even a small one.

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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5 months 4 days ago #643629 by fmw

Zeberk wrote: I've never seen anything like this before.  It kind of reminds me of one of those Chinese lanterns.  

www.adorama.com/glsbqb31.html

But how would you use this?  Seems like the light would just go all over the place? 



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5 months 4 days ago #643632 by Troponin
Bouncing light in the room more, is what it looks like to me. Would soften and create a different ambiance over an entire scene or area of your composition. 


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5 months 4 days ago #643633 by fmw
The purpose diffused lighting is to lighten shadows and reduce contrast.  Few people understand how to achieve it.  Softness in light results from the size of the light source compared to the size of the subject.  On a sunny day you have a relatively small light source which produces high contrast images.  On overcast days, the entire sky becomes the light source and that results in lower contrast lighting.

Same thing with artificial lighting.  The reason we bounce flash or shoot the flash into an umbrella or light box is to enlarge the size of the light source to soften the overall lighting.  This device doesn't enlarge the light source meaningfully and, hence, is useless.  All it does is reduce the light output of the strobe.  Make source larger and get it closer to the subject for soft lighting.


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5 months 2 days ago #643753 by Mike McKinnon
Wouldn't it depend on the power of the light in general that's behind it?  


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