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MFG# APP3738A92
Samy's Part# S-080229
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Aputure Motorized F14 Fresnel for Electro Storm CS15 and XT26 is an electronic light modifier with a large 14" diameter lens and a motorized 18 to 45° spot-flood adjustable beam angle range. The F14 incorporates an Aputure Mount that communicates with the Electro Storm light instruments to...
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MFG# APXF043A32
Samy's Part# S-080143
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Built for high-output LED fixtures, 
Aputure introduces its most powerful projection lens, the Aputure Spotlight Max Kit with 50 degree Lens. This optical modifier instantly transforms Bowens mount LED lights with 600 to 2600W of power output into a perfectly circular spotlight. Optimized to work...
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MFG# APXF043A31
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Built for high-output LED fixtures, 
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MFG# APXF043A30
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Built for high-output LED fixtures,
Aputure introduces its most powerful projection lens, the Aputure Spotlight Max Kit with 19 degree Lens. This optical modifier instantly transforms Bowens mount LED lights with 600 to 2600W of power output into a perfectly circular spotlight. Optimized to work...
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MFG# 409312
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Matthews now offers the Snap-A-Part frames for easy handling and storage. Simply 'snap apart' the frames for breakdown and storage in your grip and lighting truck. Snap-A-Part frames come in both light and heavy duty 1" square tubing. The Matthews Butterfly Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame...
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MFG# L2.0034267
Samy's Part# S-066582
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The Arri 20 in. DoPchoice Medium Dome for Orbiter 
is a 20" translucent fabric sphere that casts a soft, omnidirectional light, suitable for illuminating large areas with minimal shadows. Light spread can be controlled by masking the base of the dome using the one or both of the included removable...
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MFG# 319088
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Matthews makes 12x12 Butterflys out of the best fabric on the market today. The Matthews 12x12 ft. Butterfly Overhead Fabric Double Scrim (Black) is use to reduce greater light intensity without changing the color temperature of the shoot. It is sized industry-standard approximate measurement of...
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MFG# 1692
Samy's Part# S-042113
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Control any type of lighting imaginable with this Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Kit (8 x 8 ft.) featuring the durable Scrim Jim Cine modular frame system. This frame system features a heavy-duty construction with positive-locking connectors for ensured stability on-set and on-location. This 8' x 8'...
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MFG# 1691
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Control any type of lighting imaginable with this Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Kit (6 x 6 ft.) featuring the durable Scrim Jim Cine modular frame system. This frame system features a heavy-duty construction with positive-locking connectors for ensured stability on-set and on-location. This 6' x 6'...
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MFG# 1819N
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Scrim Jim Cine Kits provide the ultimate light control for on-the-go photographers, filmmakers and cinematographers. These inclusive kits are easy-to-use and can bounce or diffuse any light source imaginable. This 8' x 8' Scrim Jim Cine Kit features a 8' x 8' Scrim Jim Cine modular frame. This
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MFG# H600M
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Heavy duty 3mm square section tubes-slot and pin-lock together, rapidly providing a stable frame for lighting control textiles. By reducing or adding tubes you can create any frame size.
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MFG# APXF043A35
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The Aputure 50 degree Lens for Spotlight Max
is a wide-angle projection lens specifically designed to be used with the brand's Spotlight Max. It allows you to produce a 50° beam of light and is conveniently interchangeable to cover a wide range of light projection needs on set. This is the 50°...
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MFG# APXF043A34
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The Aputure 36 degree Lens for Spotlight Max
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MFG# PJBM19
Samy's Part# S-072318
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Achieve complex and bold lighting effects with the Nanlite Projection Attachment for Bowens Mount with 19 Degree Lens using lights that have a Bowens mount, such as the FS Series and larger Forza monolights, and a vast number of lights from other manufacturers. The PJ-BM dramatically increases
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MFG# 101709
Samy's Part# S-078150
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The Profoto 6 ft. Soft Zoom 50 degree Grid 180
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MFG# PJBM36
Samy's Part# S-072319
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Achieve complex and bold lighting effects with the Nanlite Projection Attachment for Bowens Mount with 36 Degree Lens using lights that have a Bowens mount, such as the FS Series and larger Forza monolights, and a vast number of lights from other manufacturers. The PJ-BM dramatically increases
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MFG# MDK01
Samy's Part# S-030365
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The Mola Demi Komplette is a complete light modifier kit containing the 22 inch Demi beauty dish with white interior, both the standard nylon diffuser and perforated aluminum diffuser (PAD), a speed ring for Profoto flash heads, and 20 degree grid.
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MFG# 100642
Samy's Part# PROF505511
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For Acute2 and Pro-7 ringflash. Achieves softer, shadow reduced "beauty effect" by enlarging the ring flash area.
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MFG# 4760B
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The Westcott Optical Spot by Lindsay Adler for Bowens and included accessories, designed by Lindsay Adler, are ideal for creating selective lighting, dramatic special effects, subtle textures, and creative patterns on any subject, surface, or background with precise focusing and control. This
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MFG# 1895-N
Samy's Part# S-044558
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This Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Kit (6x6 ft.) provides the ultimate light control for on-the-go photographers, filmmakers, and cinematographers. These inclusive kits are easy-to-use and can bounce or diffuse any light source imaginable. This 6’ x 6’ Scrim Jim Cine Kit features a 6’ x 6’ Scrim Jim Cine modular frame. This frame is constructed...
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MFG# 4760BR
Samy's Part# S-071088
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The Westcott Optical Spot by Lindsay Adler for Bowens and included accessories, designed by Lindsay Adler, are ideal for creating selective lighting, dramatic special effects, subtle textures, and creative patterns on any subject, surface, or background with precise focusing and control. This
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MFG# 4760E
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The Westcott Optical Spot by Lindsay Adler for Elinchrom and included accessories, designed by Lindsay Adler, are ideal for creating selective lighting, dramatic special effects, subtle textures, and creative patterns on any subject, surface, or background with precise focusing and control. This
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MFG# 100608
Samy's Part# PROF505507
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The white Softlight Reflector also known as "The Beauty Dish," gives a soft, yet easily focused light. Meant to provide character lighting in portrait photography, the Softlight is superb for a wide variety of uses from product photography of highly reflective surfaces to an excellent light source...
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MFG# 100607
Samy's Part# PROF505506
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The Profoto silver-colored 26° Softlight Reflector gives focused light, while at the same time providing soft shadow definition, thanks to its large reflecting area. It is especially suitable for lighting materials or subjects in which the structure should be emphasized.
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MFG# 3570
Samy's Part# S-010828
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Grids are essential accessories for any lighting system. Lighttools Soft EggCrate Fabric Grids help control light spill without affecting softness or color temperature. They're collapsible, portable and extremely lightweight. The Chimera Fabric Grid for Large Strip (40 Degrees) with smaller degrees...
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MFG# 101925
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MFG# 1786
Samy's Part# S-041245
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The Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Single Net Fabric is compatible with 8 x 8' Scrim Jim Cine frames and features a heavy-duty touch fastener lining for quick setup and convenient portability. Well-suited for documentary, run-and-gun, and other on-location filmmakers, the single net fabric helps to...
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MFG# 102048K
Samy's Part# S-065746
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The LA Rag House 12 x 12 ft. Aluminum Overhead Frame has 4 corners to fit 1 x 1" square tubing, and 2 standard ears to fit 1 x 1" square tubing.
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MFG# 100624
Samy's Part# PROF505504
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For maximum output with a normal beam spread. The Magnum Reflector provides strong, smooth light. Although this is not a true focusing reflector, zooming it across the focal point does create interesting lighting effects. To achieve precise control over direction of the light, the Magnum can be...
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MFG# 200334
Samy's Part# S-061761
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The 
LA Rag House 12 x 12 ft. White China Silk Fabric has elastic sewn into corners for easy installation. It comes with ties and standard grey bag.
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MFG# 1893N
Samy's Part# S-045603
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Scrim Jim Cine Kits provide the ultimate light control for on-the-go photographers, filmmakers and cinematographers. These inclusive kits are easy-to-use and can bounce or diffuse any light source imaginable. This 4' x 6' Scrim Jim Cine Kit features a 4' x 6' Scrim Jim Cine modular frame.

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MFG# 101708
Samy's Part# S-078149
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The Profoto 4 ft. Soft Zoom 50 degree Grid 120
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MFG# MD220
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The 22” Mola Demi soft light reflector is a scaled-down version of the Mola Euro reflector in every respect. The Demi’s size makes it possible to bring on location, and it’s right at home in the studio as either a main or fill light in creating portrait or beauty shots. The Mola Demi creates...
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MFG# L20008058
Samy's Part# S-047434
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The Arri 60 Degree Honeycomb Grid for SkyPanel S60 controls the light by reducing the beam angle to approx. 60 degrees. It adds directionality to the light output and helps to control light spill by narrowing the beam angle. The grid slides directly into the S60's primary accessory slot and its...
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MFG# 1833
Samy's Part# S-041163
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The Westcott Scrim Jim Cine Frame Set (6 x 6 ft.) fits your light for durable mounting solution. Designed with riveted Velcro edging on parallel sides of each Scrim Jim Cine tube, Flex mats attach instantly to these frames and can then be paired with your choice of diffusion fabric. The Scrim...
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MFG# 000350
Samy's Part# S-071215
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The SunBounce 6 x 8 ft. Sun-Bouncer Big Translucent -1/3 Diffuser Screen is designed for the 
Sunbounce Sun-Bouncer Big 6 x 8' frames, and is a seamless fabric you can use to subtly reduce contrast and light intensity. This neutral white screen cuts light by approximately 1/3 stop and does not...
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Light modifiers like diffusers & reflectors are essential tools for photographers looking to gain control over the lighting in their shooting environment. In traditionally challenging lighting conditions, such as harsh sunlight or low light environments, light modifiers allow photographers to manipulate light to achieve their desired results. With the use of reflectors and other light modifiers, photographers can create dynamic and striking images that would otherwise be difficult to achieve with natural light alone.

Our collection of light modifiers, including light diffusers, light reflectors, beauty dishes, photography umbrellas, snoots, and light grids, are essential for any photographer looking to expand their skills and creativity. Photography umbrellas, for example, can be used to create a soft, natural-looking light or a more dramatic, contrasty light. Beauty dishes provide a more focused and directed light, perfect for portrait photography.  Snoots and light grids allow for precise control over the spread of light, enabling even more creative possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What Does a Light Diffuser Do?

A light diffuser is a device or material that scatters light that passes through it in multiple directions. When using a light diffuser, you are reducing the intensity of shadows and creating softer, more evenly distributed light. Light diffusers are commonly used light modifiers for photography, stage lighting, and film and video production.

Why Do Photographers Use Light Reflectors?

Photographers use light reflectors as light modifiers to better control the lighting for their shots. They are used to fill shadows, add highlights, or change the overall balance of light in a photograph. Light reflectors are most commonly used in portrait and product photography to add natural-looking fill light that emphasizes details.

What Are the Best Light Modifiers for Portrait Photography?

For portrait photography, beauty dishes, softboxes, and large photography umbrellas are highly recommended. Beauty dishes create a natural, yet focused light, softboxes offer a soft, flattering illumination, and umbrellas diffuse light evenly, reducing harsh shadows and highlighting facial features effectively. Using these lighting tools together gives you greater creative control over the lighting and mood for your photos.

What's the Difference Between a Snoot and a Light Grid?

A snoot channels light into a tight, concentrated beam, perfect for creating dramatic spotlight effects and isolating subjects. In contrast, a light grid allows for more controlled and even light distribution, softening the edges of the light, and reducing spill for more precise lighting in photography.

Can Photography Umbrellas Be Used Outdoors?

Photography umbrellas are indeed versatile for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoors, they excel in softening harsh sunlight, reducing shadows, and providing balanced lighting. Their portability makes them ideal for on-location shoots, helping photographers achieve studio-quality lighting in various natural environments. However, like a regular umbrella, they are affected by wind so be sure to stabilize your equipment or avoid windy conditions.

Is There a Difference in Using Light Modifiers for Video Versus Still Photography?

Yes, the key difference lies in lighting continuity. For video, light modifiers must support continuous lighting, ensuring steady, flicker-free illumination. Softboxes, diffusers, and reflectors are adapted to provide consistent lighting, crucial for maintaining visual uniformity throughout video recordings, unlike the more static needs of still photography.

What Is the Best Light Angle for Portrait Photography?

For optimal portrait photography, position the light source at a 45 to 60-degree angle towards the subject, combined with a top-down 45-degree angle to illuminate the face. This setup creates a flattering balance of light and shadow. Additionally, using a reflector on the unlit side of the face increases exposure, enhancing facial details and creating a more dimensional image.

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