Please see the video below to see a product overview with Travel & Portrait Photographer Tommy Reynolds.
The Beauty dish creates a unique lighting pattern on the subject offering a round catch light in the eye of the subject, often used in fashion and the beauty industries to create excellent skin tones which are soft and uniform.
It is a device used to create soft light – it works by using a parabolic reflector to distribute light towards a focal point. The light created is between that of a direct flash and a softbox, hence giving the image of a wrapped, contrasted look, which adds a very dramatic effect.
The PIXAPRO beauty dish has a white interior, which provides a warmer, softer, less contrasty look, compared to that of a silver beauty dish. Also light fall of is less dramatic with a white beauty dish, so specular highlights are reduced.
The Essential Flashgun(Speed-lite) Bracket has hot shoe mount for your flashgun and can be used with almost any Bowens S type fitting accessories. This bracket allows you to use your flash with any Bowen fitting softbox, beauty dish, snoot and reflectors. It also can attached with your umbrella.
This flashgun bracket is an all metal construction with individual adjustments for the flash shoe, angle of tilt flash positioning and light stand attachment.
|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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