Light work

Shap­ing the light

NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

1 Make your gobo

We drew and cut out the N-Photo logo from a card­board box and then placed that over a Speed­light. When cut­ting we found it best to make the gaps wider than we thought be­cause the light dif­fracts as it leaves the cutout, mak­ing the shape blurry on the wall be­hind.

2 Add a soft­box

De­signed by the master of flash and N-Photo colum­nist Joe McNally, this 24in soft­box has barn door flaps to di­rect light and stop light spill, and its two-baf­fle sys­tem makes shad­ows flat­ter­ingly soft and dif­fuse. We used it to house our key light to il­lu­mi­nate our model Court­ney.

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