Of the lighting modifiers I use on studio, I normally juggle between the venerable softbox and the ol' reliable umbrella (shoot-through and reflective). Depending on the situation, I like to use either of the two because of the soft and flattering quality of light they produce with my strobes, and my subjects would come out nice in the shots. The thing though is that these produce mainly soft lighting with a very gradual light-to-shade transition. I wanted to try something else, something that modifies the characteristic of the light into something that's not that soft, but not that hard either (as opposed to using direct flash). Something that produces a dramatically distinct yet still flattering lighting effect that boxes or umbrellas couldn't (arguably) deliver. So after searching online I came across a 22-inch pre-owned beauty dish: a bargain for only less than $50.
So how does it fare?
I really do not know why, but for the life of me I couldn't seem to write anything for my site here. The thoughts are there in my mind, but they remained there. This must be one heck of a writer's block because I couldn't think of anything else to back this up.
At any rate, I will still try my best to write inputs and articles here. Wish me well.