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[Mar. 7th, 2012|09:37 am]
kyle cassidy
My small softbox broke while Colin and I were on the road in Austin -- it was an off brand not really well made to begin with, so I bought another -- this one has a grid which is one of those fancy things that gets photographers excited. For the photo geeky -- there was a small gridded softbox above and slightly to the right of the camera, a hairlight high and to the right, and a gridded spot on the backdrop which is about seven feet behind the model. Shot at f 5.6 or so at about 80mm with a 28-200 zoom on a D700, custom white balance.

Gridded softbox high and slightly to camera right, hairlight high to camera right, gridded spot on the backdrop.




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[User Picture]From: midnightstation
2012-03-07 04:03 pm (UTC)
I am a big fan of grids on my soft boxes. I use them all the time. I don;t buy soft boxes unless I can get a grid attachment.

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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-03-07 05:09 pm (UTC)
I wonder why they're always so freaking expensive -- it's 30 cents worth of fabric and the kind of sewing that someone would do to pack something else....
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[User Picture]From: midnightstation
2012-03-07 05:18 pm (UTC)
I learned this at a Scott Kelby event. The person who created the grid had the way it is made and sewn copyrighted and patented. We pay so much money because of the patent that every maker has to pay. The fact that the grid costs as much as the soft box is ridiculous! But the control is so worth it.

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[User Picture]From: katbcoll
2012-03-07 05:25 pm (UTC)
Let's just state for the record that Kyle Cassidy has a stunning wife.

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my copy of The Drowning Girl. There was muffled squeaking when I got my notice of shipment.
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[User Picture]From: maehymn
2012-03-07 09:29 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT! As always, thanks for making your images into teachable moments. Grids are AWESOME!!!!
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[User Picture]From: driftersonline
2012-03-08 01:50 am (UTC)
I'm clickin ta zee dat
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From: zqfmbg
2012-03-08 03:47 am (UTC)
I found myself hearing the photo setup in my head in David Hobby's voice.
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[User Picture]From: veghead
2012-03-08 06:36 am (UTC)
Another stunningly gorgeous photo, Kyle.
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[User Picture]From: eliaele
2012-03-08 06:51 am (UTC)
Waouh
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[User Picture]From: kgb1138
2012-03-08 03:18 pm (UTC)
Well done & beautiful
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