Lighting Modifiers You Must Own (and Why)
from: The Photographer’s Lighting Handbook
an educational guide by Photoshelter and Profoto
Although flash heads typically have controls to alter the power output of the light, controlling the quality of light can be challenging (although it can be done depending on the quality of gear you use). Some photographers (e.g. Landon Nordeman and Amy Lombard) use hard light to good effect. But for other photographers, lighting modifiers provide a means to control the hardness, spread and color of light. Here are a few modifiers we think should be in your arsenal.
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