The Best Position for your Softbox: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

The usual theory for softbox placement is that it should be in front of your model but with a larger softbox you have a lot more flexibility. In this video Gavin Hoey demonstrates what happens when your softbox moves from in front to behind your subject.

Using an EZbox 16x48" stripbox and keeping the model a fixed distance from the studio background, Gavin suggests four possible placements and takes you through how it effects his shot. He then puts that theory to the test in a portrait shoot.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

Flashpoint eVOLV 200

Glow EZ Lock 16x48” StripBox

Sekonic L-308X-U

Photos by Gavin Hoey

Model: Brian Mansi
Instagram: @bmvoh