Please see the video below to see a product overview with Travel & Portrait Photographer Tommy Reynolds.
The 42cm white interior beauty dish is a high-quality modifier which provides a soft, gentle light source from your lights with a little more contrast compared to a softbox. The soft yet contrasting light is perfect for accentuating facial features and helps to pull each single detail available from your subject, all whilst giving a unique catch light in the eyes of your subject. The S-Type fitting that comes as standard allows it to be used with a wide range of different lighting options and brands. This is the ideal modifier to provide a unique, high drama look to your photos which make it great for shooting beauty, makeup, fashion or portrait still life photography.
The 42cm Beauty Dish attaches to the mount on the front of your flash, and encapsulates the bulb with the light falling onto the warm and soft interior making sure that the light is evenly spread for maximum efficiency. The deflector dish reflects the light back onto the interior white surface on the beauty dish, helping to cover the entire interior evenly with light, and then creating a light that wraps around the subject. This means that the beauty dish is an ideal modifier for portrait photography as it helps to perfectly surround the subject in light.
Due to the shape of the Beauty Dish and the fact that the light bounces around the interior, it helps to create a light with more contrast compared to using a Softbox. The more contrasting light source helps to accentuate the facial features of the subject and the round shape of the beauty dish also helps to create pleasing catchlights in the eyes of the subject that replicates a natural light source such as the sun, making it ideal for beauty and portrait photography.
Included with the beauty dish is a diffuser cap, which simply slides over the outer edge, and this further helps to further soften the light being produced and to reduce any unwanted shadows on your subject. The extra diffusion will help the light fall more naturally onto your subject, ideal for beauty and portrait shots when you are trying to get the most accurate look from your subject. The honeycomb grid clips onto the outer edge of the beauty dish which helps to narrow and better angle the light source, reducing any unwanted light spill and potential loss of light.
The white interior of the beauty dish creates a warmer and more natural light and look compared to the cooler and more contrasting light created by its silver counterpart. Since the interior surface is not as reflective compared to that of a silver beauty dish, specular highlights are also reduced, perfect for creating a more natural looking light source on your subject.
The high-quality aluminium construction of the beauty dish is strong and durable, helping to create a dependable modifier that will keep working well for the foreseeable future, ideal for studio-based photography. It requires no further construction or assembly as it simply attaches directly to the mount of your flash, reducing any unnecessary loss of time during your shoot.
The beauty dish features a Bowens S-Type fitting speedring which fits our range of flash lighting, and is also the most common fitting currently available on the marketing, allowing it to be suitably compatible with a wide range of lighting options.
Included in this kit is our Smart Speedlite Bracket. What this bracket does is allows you to connect any Bowens S-Type fitting modifier to it which then makes it compatible with speedlites and smaller flashes such as the PIKA200 and PIKA200 PRO. This is an incredibly useful addition to beauty and fashion photographers who may find themselves on location with small battery powered flash but still want to achieve a soft and gentle light.
The beauty dish is a high-quality and widely used modifier in the photography industry, helping to create a soft and gentle light source. The design helps to create a dramatic and unique lighting style without flaw, helping to create eye catching images for beauty, makeup fashion or portrait photography.
|Fitting:||Bowens S type|
|Model||Speedlite L Bracket|
|Bracket Fitting||Bowens S type|
|Bracket Type||Tilthead Bracket|
The main differences are the procedure for setting up the beauty dish, the sizes available and honeycomb grid included.
The Collapsible Beauty Dishes is foldable and compact which makes it easy to carry around. Here is a YouTube video which may give you a better ideal on how the collapsible beauty dish works.
To set up the Beauty Dish, you simply have to push down each rod until they lock into place. To fold the Collapsible Beauty down you would again just need to push down on each rod and release the locking mechanism. The grid with this will also have a much larger spread compared to that of the standard version, the small the spread of the honeycomb the more direct the light becomes.
Please kindly find the following review by Ian Pack for the collapsible Beauty dish test shot.
The standard version of the beauty dish will be made of solid metal, which means that minimal setting up is required. This type of beauty dish is great if you are using it in a fixed location or studio, simply attach is to your light and you’re away. The honeycomb grid of this beauty dish gives you more of a directional light as the honeycomb is much smaller than the fabric version.
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