Get a velvety fashion look with a large satellite-dish shaped reflector
A beauty dish is a large parabolic reflector often used in fashion photography. A white, circular deflector directly in front of the bare bulb shades the subject from direct flash, bouncing the light back into the dish to produce a velvety-soft directional light that’s somewhere between direct flash and a softbox. Shadows are soft yet defined, while the eye catchlight is circular. There are two kinds of beauty dish: the metal kind that can be fitted with honeycomb grids or diffusers; or the collapsible kind like our Interfit beauty dish.