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Three ways to use an Octa for your portraits

Three ways to use an Octa for your portraits - Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP introduces Octa, the ultimate versatile light.

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The unique reverse fitting of the Octa gives the most even coverage of any softbox.
 
Lets look at 3 ways to use it!
 
lighting set-up by Chris Burfoot1. As a huge softbox
Octa gives an almost unbelievabley soft even light. The Octa is so big that by angling the light you can choose to light the background at the same time as the subject! In this example a white reflector has been used as a fill. Great for singles, full length and groups shots.
 
Portrait by Chris Burfoot
The softest softbox!

lighting set-up by Chris Burfoot2. As a white background
A white background portrait with one light!
 
Two silver reflectors have been used to bounce the light from the Octa onto the subject. The Octa is almost 2m across so two or even three people could be photographed with this set-up.
 
 
portrait by Chris Burfoot
 A white background portrait with one light!

Lighting setp-up by Chris Burfoot3. As a Ringflash
It’s got to be the simplest! Just stand right in front of the Octa and it gives the high fashion look of a Ringflash!
 Portrait by Chris Burfoot
 A Ringflash with a softbox!

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