Posted by meronpan on October 24, 2009
This time it’s Ymir for my equipment test shots. Again not really a full review, just trying out the soft box I acquired recently ^^
Got the soft box for a few reasons – first of all wanted more lights to attempt some white bg stuff in the future. Second of all wanted the more powerful bulb it came with (listed as 75W but found an 85W in the box! my current bulbs are only 25W or so). Thirdly got this one ‘cuz it was dirt cheap (relatively ^^;)! $40 and it came with the bulb! (no stand though)
Though I was interested in trying to do better with white, ended up using the soft box as my main light and was fooling around to see how it would turn out.
I think ‘cuz of the distance I was able to manage between ymir and the bg it looks a lot better than my previous wrinkle-filled shots.
Wrinkles are still there but out of focus, personally I think it even manages to make the shot more interesting.
Since the softbox has a flat surface I decided to try some silhouette shots for fun.
I guess it turned out as expected… but it’s really a lot more interesting when your background is interesting ^^;;;
Was bored and threw some photoshop at it ^^;
Sorry loli lovers, no cast off shots today :P
Was really pleased with the purchase. The bulb is bright as all heck, before I had to be f/2.8 or f/3.5 to get 1/10-ish shutter speeds… now I can get that at f/5.6! ^^ Light’s nice and well… soft :P, now I just need to free up more time for more pics!
Blowfish has a real review for you, including a detailed look at her cast off features for those interested ^^ did i mention she has fancy pantsu?