Use Diffusion for Maximum Flexibility on Lighting Effects

Posted by on Tuesday November 28, 2017 | Lighting

The photography duo The Voorhes are known for still lifes that show their pinpoint control of lighting. When shooting food or other subjects that call for diffused light, they rarely use a softbox. Adam Voorhes prefers a different lighting technique: putting a strobe with a reflector behind a 3×4-foot diffusion panel. “We can move [the light] to one side to create a gradient. We can move it closer and it’ll be harder, or we can move it further away and it’ll be softer.” This setup offers more control and flexibility than a softbox which, Voorhes claims, looks like “a block of light.”

See: The Voorhes Share What’s Behind Their Graphic, Conceptual Lighting Style

Related:
Collaborative Duos: Mitchell Feinberg and Megan Caponetto Put the Life in Still Lifes
How Photographers Are Bringing Life to Still Lifes
How I Got That Shot: Lighting for Clean, Graphic Still Lifes


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