The Best Position for your Strip Softbox to Create 4 Dramatic Portraits

1/17/2019 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

The Best Position for your Strip Softbox to Create 4 Dramatic Portraits

The usual theory for softbox placement is that it should be in front of your model but with a larger softbox you have a lot more flexibility. In this video, Gavin Hoey demonstrates what happens when your softbox moves from in front to behind your subject.



Using an EZbox 16x48" stripbox and keeping the model a fixed distance from the studio background, Gavin suggests four possible placements and takes you through how it effects his shot.

The Best Position for your Strip Softbox to Create 4 Dramatic Portraits


He then puts that theory to the test in a portrait shoot.


You may also like: Create Candlelit Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

About Gavin Hoey:

Gavin Hoey, an AdoramaTV veteran, is a seasoned photographer, a master of Photoshop, Olympus ambassador and trainer of all things photographic.Let's Get Connected: www.gavtrain.com

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