Deeppara90 "Parabolic reflector" and central focusing pole thoughts and mini review

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MayaTlab0 Senior Member • Posts: 2,982
Re: Deeppara90 "Parabolic reflector" and central focusing pole thoughts and mini review
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Travis Burnside wrote:

For the life of me I can't figure out the point of putting diffusion in front of anything like a para or any other more specular source. The whole point is to have light rays travelling vaguely all in the same direction, and diffusion just undoes all that. You can have pretty "messy" light sources behind diffusion and it all comes out the same.

On the other hand, if you only want to lug one modifier around, I can see turning your specular source into a softbox-like thing for versatility.

That's one of the reasons indeed.

Also, Broncolor sells diffusers with varying strengths. The lighter ones scatter light a little bit but not enough to completely eliminate the modifier's directionality.

The heavier ones, because of their design / construction, make for a very circular and even catchlight, a bit like some softboxes I've seen with a circular black mask on the front diffuser.

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