Diffusion Tools: Softboxes vs. Octaboxes

There are a lot of light-direction tools on the market. Today we’ll take a look at one of the most basic and most used types. That type is light diffusion tools: softboxes and octaboxes. These two light diffusion tools look very similar, and you could almost say that octaboxes are a type of softbox. But these tools have subtle differences. The differences may at first glance seem to be mere details. However, details are what separate the good photos from the bad.

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AuthorMajo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

Comments (3)

  1. Peter Nelson-Davis

    Thank you – these little essays are always worth a read. I feel that this one would have been more useful if each type of flash had been used for each photo setting. As presented it’s a bit like comparing apples and eggs.

    1. Thank you for that idea Peter, we will think about that while writing next similar article.

  2. thanks for the advice … nice article en foto’s

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