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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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Chapter 14. Those Big Modifiers Always Get in The Way

WHY MOD IN A BIG WAY 185

UMBRELLAS 186

SOFTBOXES MADE FOR SPEEDLITES 192

CONVERTING A STUDIO SOFTBOX FOR SPEEDLITE USE 196

BEAUTY DISHES 198

SCRIMS AND DIFFUSER PANELS 200

REFLECTORS 202

FLAGS AND SOLIDS 203

Figure 14.1. A Speedlite may be small relative to most subjects that it will light. However, with the right modifiers, you can craft any style of light that you desire.

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The Short Version

When thinking about Speedlite modifiers, “big” is relative. It can be a small softbox that uses a separate bracket because it’s just a bit too heavy to be supported by direct attachment to the Speedlite. ...

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