Beauty dishes are a traditional choice for a lot of portraiture work, but parabolic reflectors have seen an uptick in popularity in the last few years. Which is better for your work? This awesome video overview takes a quite in-depth look at a variety of different modifiers and the sort of results you can expect from them to help you decide which is right for your style and work.
Coming to you from John Gress, this great video will show you a variety of different parabolic reflectors and beauty dishes and the sort of results you can expect from them. Both modifiers can be used to create harder light than some more common choices for headshots, which can be a fantastic way to add a bit more drama to an image or to bring out more definition in your subject's features. Of course, hard light is not always the best choice, as it can be more unforgiving of your subject's features, but having the option is always good. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gress.
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