Strobes direct light vs softbox or shoot through umbrella.

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Dave_J_E Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: Strobes direct light vs softbox or shoot through umbrella.
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Hi Alexis

The reflector material and the diffusing materials used in the softbox/umbrella could have an effect on the color of the light hitting the subject. A recent test I did with a white balance card showed a slight change in Color Temp (CCT actually) and a more significant change in Tint, comparing a Godox TT685 speedlight by itself, with an Octogonal Softbox, and through a translucent umbrella. Numbers (temp/tint) were 5743/2.9, 5744/4.3 and 5657/3.1.

This shouldn't be a problem if you shoot raw and use a test shot with a white balance card so you can adjust White balance in post.

Dave

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