Beauty Tag

Some of our readers are new studio shooters who have purchased D-lite and BXRi outfits. These feature two heads and soft box or umbrella light shapers - they are an ideal way to start to learn studio lighting. Endless experimentation is possible as you mix and match the modifiers.Some of the new shooters may be ready for the next step - the beauty dish. That's an Elinchrom 44 cm beauty dish at the top of the header - standard fitting and it slots directly into the D-lite or BXRi heads. It's a metal dish with a soft white inner coating and a strange little plate on a stick balanced inside.The strange little plate is a blocker that prevents the direct blast of the flash tube from coming out forward at the subject - it deflects it to the side evenly into the big dish. You'll see four separate deflectors on the next image, and note that there is a silver, a gold, a white, and a translucent one.These provide varying degrees of modification to the light blast - in the...