How Softbox Size Effect Soft Light

On this video tutorial photographer Gavin Hoey takes a look at a number of different softboxes and how each of hem influence the quality of light and the resulting image.

The larger the light source the softer the light (typically). On this video Hoey demonstrates how this basic knowledge translates into real world images. He tests several different light modifiers of different sizes and also talks about the reason one might need a huge light modifier (usually to take full body images and to be able to place your light source further away, so it will not be seen in the shot).

We have looked at Softboxes and what they do many times in the past including SoftBoxes 101 with Jay P. Morgan, Beginners Guide To Softboxes with Aaron Nace and even the Airbox Inflatable Softbox.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid. You can also check out some of Gavin Hoey’s other videos here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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