Want To Amp Up Your Lighting Game? Learn How To Feather Your Soft Boxes, It’s Simple

Jun 22, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Want To Amp Up Your Lighting Game? Learn How To Feather Your Soft Boxes, It’s Simple

Jun 22, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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All photographers want to be smarter when it comes to lighting. Some have a natural eye for what’s right, while others may have to work a little harder it, but no one gets better at it without practice. What better way to practice than one lighting lesson at a time? This quick and easy video tutorial b Jay P Morgan, teaches photographers all about feathering soft boxes: what it is and why you should know how to do it, plus great walk through of the process itself.
The idea behind feathering is fairly basic–you’re basically giving yourself a little more directional control of an otherwise big, soft light source. By turning the softbox upwards, for example, you could narrow the amount of light that falls into the composition. The technique works equally well in a studio environment or outdoors, so it’s an especially useful little trick to have in your tool bag.

Watch as Morgan explains feathering a little more in detail…

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