Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cowboy Studio Beauty Dish

For sometime now, I've been using a wonderful light modifier I picked up at Cowboy Studio.  I bought a 22" beauty dish which came with a diffusion sock and grid about a year ago.  The beauty dish has a wonderful look to it, sort of hard and soft at the same time.

The photograph above is of my friend Chris, he needed some corporate head shots and I wanted to do something for myself.  I used the beauty dish with the honeycomb grid, this is the only light used for this portrait.  The light on the background is the fall off of the main light.  I had Chris stand about two feet in front of a piece of fabric I bought at a local fabric store.

These Beauty Dishes are designed for Speedlight shooters.  I really only use it around town as traveling with it can be a problem because of it's size.  These are really inexpensive, under a $100 dollars!  DT

1 comment:

Steve Schuenke said...

I also bought a Cowboy Studio beauty dish a little over a year ago. The dish itself works great, but the bracket is pretty worthless. I ended up putting together my own bracket, and it is much more stable. I didn't realize they now have grids for these. When I got my, they just had the sock. Thanks for the tip.