2012-05-12

Understanding Octodomes/Octo Boxes: A Lighting Tutorial By Jay P. Morgan

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In this Slanted Lens lesson we are going to take an in-depth look at 8 sided soft boxes or Octodomes. Each manufacturer has its own name; Octobox, OctaBox, Octa Softbox, Octa Bank, or Octodomes.

I used Photoflex Octodomes to make all of the comparisons and demonstrations for this video so that will be our reference point http://www.photoflex.com/ .

I wanted to explore what makes an Octodome different from a Soft Box. What is the area of coverage and quality of light.

We put them through the riggers to answer these questions and ended the lesson with a few simple 2 light set-ups using Octodomes. I gained a better understanding about their place in my lighting arsenal and when they are better to use than soft boxes.

Keep those cameras rolling and keep on click-in!

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"Mastering Strobe Lighting" DVD Review:




Jay P. Morgan send us a copy of his instructional  DVD "Mastering Strobe Lighting". A Step-by-step instruction by professional commercial photographer and instructor Jay P. Morgan on what to buy and how to master studio strobe lighting.

You will learn:

14 different lighting set-ups
Which strobes to buy
Which strobes fit your style of shooting
How to use mono blocks
How to use pack & head systems
Which sync system will work best for you
Syncing with the shutter
How to make a corrector exposure
How to light a face
How to shoot with a one light set up
How to set up & shoot with a 3 light set-up
Understanding the exposure triangle
How to control light
How to use modifiers
Which modifiers to buy
Why buy a beauty dish
and more!

DVD Also Includes 5 Bonus Segments

Understanding the Beauty Dish
Soft boxes 101
Soft boxes applied
Portrait lighting for photography & video
Photographic lighting made simple

My experience with this DVD

Today it is difficult to make something original and fun, and more with the amount of available DVD on the market about lighting.

The first ten minutes are basic and Jay explains the different types of lighting tools.
After those ten minutes, begins the action and Jay unfolds all his experience, showing the result of 14 different lighting set-ups.

I think at this price he offers high quality and many years of experience, besides being an excellent communicator. 

Like a good book you should have it in your media library.

Now you have a mp4 Download version more cheap.

IMPORTANT: Got Mastering Studio Strobe Lighting download version online! Enjoy 30% off with this code: tsl30 

You can buy the DVD: here
 
 


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