In this Blog, we look at the differences between Beauty Dishes and try to help you decide which one would best suit you.
The Beauty Dish is a very popular choice for Fashion and beauty photographers, and is also becoming a popular choice for portrait photographers. The beauty dish produces a soft light, with a little more contrast compared to the light from a softbox, which is great for accentuating facial features, and pulling out more details in your image. Beauty Dishes also produce pleasing perfectly round catch lights in the eyes of your subjects.
Beauty dishes produce their unique light qualities by bouncing the light from the back of the deflector dish (located in front of the flash-tube) into a parabolic reflector, which then sends the light forward, producing a contrasty yet soft wrapping light.
This Beauty Dish has a Silver interior, which produces a cooler, slightly more contrasty look, compared to that of its white counterpart. Since the interior surface is reflective compared to that of a white beauty dish, specular highlights are more pronounced.
The Beauty Dish comes supplied with a shower-cap styled diffuser, and a removable honeycomb grid, which will reduce the spread of light and give you more control the direction of light.
This beauty dish has a user-changeable adapter ring, giving you the ability to attach it to many different studio flash systems such as Elinchrom, Bowens etc. All you need to do is to order an additional adapter ring from us, so you can use this beauty dish with your new brand of flash system.
This Beauty Dish also comes with a drum-styled Carry Case. Made from hard-wearing canvas material, backed by high-quality EVA foam padding which protects the beauty dish form any knocks and bumps during transportation.
The Beauty Dish Case will take the beauty dish itself, along with the adapter ring, and the diffuser cap. It also includes a Divider which provides separation between your beauty dish, and its Honeycomb Grid. The Case comes with a length-adjustable shoulder strap which makes carrying your beauty dish around even easier.
This Beauty Dish and Case Bundle is the ideal solution for the photographer who needs to travel around with their beauty dish for shooting outside of the studio.
|Depth||19cm (without speedring)|
|Carry Case Specifications|
|Padding Thickness (Perimeter)||10mm|
|Padding Thickness (Lid)||8mm|
|Shoulder Strap Max Length||142cm|
The example photos below were both taken with a 55cm beauty dish with the identical camera settings (ISO 100, f/11 1/125 second). The one on the left was taken with a Silver Beauty Dish, and the one on the right was taken with a White Beauty Dish. Notice how much brighter the highlights are on the left photograph compared to the one on the right.
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