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Light Controls De-Mystified

Light Controls extend the creative possibilities of a lighting fixture in numerous ways. Depending on the choice, they can soften light, color it, add texture to it, bounce it, reflect it, shape it, or cut it. This can to help you lead the eye of the viewer, emphasizing & deemphasizing parts of your image, as needed, to achieve your creative goals.

They can sometimes be used in combination with each other for even greater control. Familiarize yourself with the different types of Light Controls and how they work. Don't be afraid to experiment, you'll soon see how much they can help you improve your images.



barn doors
Barn Doors
shape the light

umbrellas
Umbrellas
soften the light

Reflectors
Reflectors
reflect the light

eggcrates
Egg Crates
trim the spill of the light




gels
Gels
color the light

scrims
Scrims
cut output of the light

cookaloris
Cookaloris
add texture to the light

flags
Flags
block the light

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