An octagon softbox will create rounded highlights on reflective objects as well as octagonal shaped catch lights in a subject’s eye in a portrait. The larger the softbox, in relation to the subject, the softer the light becomes. Using a softbox will dramatically improve your portrait lighting.
Octaboxes create a unique, natural-looking light that is not easily replicated by traditional square or rectangular softboxes. These unique features make octaboxes ideal for portraiture. The rounded shape of an octagon creates a natural, round catch light in the subjects’ eyes. Unlike traditional square or rectangular softboxes, octaboxes do not have a long straight edge. This creates a wrapping effect that opens up shadows and creates a natural, gradual gradient from highlight to shadow. Octaboxes are typically used in portraiture as a main light, or as a soft fill light.
(light and light stand sold separately)
|Lining||Reflective Pebbled Silver|
|Diffusion||Velcro Front-Panel Translucent Diffuser|
|Inner Baffle||Removable Clipped Nylon Baffle|
|Speedring||Included Bowens S-Type mount ring|
|Depth||15" (39 cm)|