Please see the video below to see a product overview with Travel & Portrait Photographer Tommy Reynolds.
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 also comes with an S-Type Speedlite Bracket, which features a hot shoe mount to enable you to use your Beauty dish in conjunction with your speedlite. The Speedlite bracket can be used with almost any Bowens S type fitting modifiers including softboxes, snoots and reflectors etc.
The Pixapro 55cm Silver beauty dish in conjunction with the Speedlite L bracket, is the perfect solution for the photographer that often shoots on location, and wants a look different to that of a softbox or an umbrella.
|Speedlite Bracket Type||Tilt Head L 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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