Softening up Lighting for Food Photography

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Jane Bench
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Softening up Lighting for Food Photography
Jul 12, 2011

Hi Everyone. I have a job next week for some 80 shots of food. Client wants an even bright white background so I'm using umbrellas (softboxes didn't spread out the light enough). The lighting from the umbrellas is too harsh for the client. I was thinking maybe using a photoflex litedisc in front of each umbrella to soften it. What do you think? Will the diffusion disc keep the light from spreading for even background coverage? Will it soften the light enough?

The umbrellas have silver reflectors on the inside so I'm wondering if just getting new umbrellas with white on the inside would be soft enough.... or just keep what I have and put the litedisc in front of each what do you think?

I need something transportable - its on location.

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