Personality of a photographer?

I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

SOFT BOX in photography

What is softbox?  I hope every photographer knows or beginner photographer may not aware of this. A photography accessories/device which work between harsh light and the subject and the purpose of the softbox is to DIFFUSE the light into a pleasing soft light.  

Theoretical language- A softbox is comprised of translucent/transparent cloth and attached to a light source (usually a studio strobe or speedlight) on a light stand. The cloth, white or silver for the interior and black for the exterior, is wrapped around a wire-framed box covered over the front with a diffusion panel. The black exterior prevents light from spilling out and reflecting back in the studioThe light transfer from the strobe or Speedlight is bounced around the fabric box and scattered in all directions inside the box

At the beginning of your photography career, you must not hesitate to buy the softboxes because these are the few accessories and which really performs better for your photography career. 

  • When light hits the subject then reflective/soft/pleasing light will never bounce back to the camera.
  • The soft light will always reduce the glares, harsh shadows and reduced the spot/wrinkles on the face (if any appears)
  • it really does create almost the appearance of a window light
  • The subject will not have shadows at all or give you soft shadows
  • The complete even and pleasing light will spill on the subject. 
  • Bring the softbox closer to the subject to get good soft light too

Diffused light always support & improve your level of photography. The best advantage of the softbox is you can change the direction, a distance of the light direction to lit your subject in a very creative way and also kill the shadows or sometimes creates the soft shadows too. 

The shape of a softbox can vary from rectangular to octagonal to square to a long strip of light to dramatize the subject, your subject speaks so well to your subject.  In a studio setup, I must advise that all the photographer must invest in the good softboxes of different sizes, because it is a one-time investment and help you to get your regular income. It never got spoiled if you maintain in a good manner and works for a long time. 

The softbox has round coverage of the area and covers all most the same area weather using the horizontally or vertically. Light will be spilt the same on the subject. But, Big softboxes give more soft light around the subject and small softboxes will give harsh light and create the shadows around the subject. 

Not only you use softboxes for your professional shoots but for your own portfolio, own experiments etc helps to explore a new level of photography. Start gradually investing in the accessories that help you to boost your talent and passion. Sometimes when I interact with the beginner photographer and They always ask this question why we need a light setup in the beginning. The answer is, these are the tool to improve your photography level, sooner or later you need to buy these tools but if you buy today then you will have more good creatives images. Think about this? One important advice, Please never ever buy the important accessories tools from the grey market, always buy from the authorised dealer or genuine dealer who gives you good quality products along with a genuine warranty. 

Keep experimenting, Have wonderful and happy photography to you all. 

Photographer & blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( Image Courtesy - Google 

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