So you want to create your own 30 foot softbox? I don’t blame you. They are pretty sweet.
First, here’s an image I lit with mine.
Pretty sweet light hey?
So, by this point I’m sure you’ve figured out that I don’t actually have a literal 30 foot softbox. Sorry to burst your bubble. In fact, I don’t even think B&H carries one that large.
Nope, this is naturally occurring softbox. Believe it or not, these things are lurking around, right under your nose…
One rainy day, during a portrait shoot, we found a building that had a wall of windows at each end (you can see the other windows behind the subject). We brought out client right in front of the wall of windows, adjusted until we liked the light, and we were off and running.
Shooting with natural light is all about using what is around you, and literally “seeing the light”. You need to recognize situations that will provide great light, and then take advantage of them.
So, when you’re out shooting, and see a building with a ton of windows, go and check it out. You just might find yourself with a sweet 30 foot softbox to shoot with!!