Monday, February 28, 2011
I was recently asked what's the difference between using a white beauty dish vs a white umbrella. Since I have a new intern I decided to take the time to show her and share the results here as well.
The beauty dish has long been one of my favorite lights, but doing these tests every now and then simply reinforces my view on the beauty dish. I will use an umbrella's from time to time when appropriate but most of the time I perfer the look and feel of the white beauty dish. Take a look at both and decide for yourself what works best for you.
For this test I used the Profoto Acute 2400 pack with one acute head.
The Beauty dish is made by Profoto and the white umbrella is made by Photoflex
Reading for White Umbrella
F Stop:8.3 and shot at F 8.0
shutter speed: 1/200
Readings for White Beauty Dish
F Stop: 16.3 and shot at F 16.0
Shutter speed: 1/200
More detailed lighting link: Photographic Lighting