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  • STEVE says:

    Great shot against a killer sky. I personally found that those little domes haven’t done anything for me outside except cut down the amount of light. True they scatter the light, but with nothing for the scattered light to bounce off of, I can’t understand how there can be any wrap around effect.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks, Steve. You’re probably right, though- In this case, “Wrap” may not be the right word to use. Essentially, the scattered light creates a softer light border as it hits the subjects face, which gives the impression of wrapping. Without the dome diffusers, the light would be more direct and would create a harder shadow line on the face. I do find the domes useful outside if I’m going for softer light without using a modifier. They don’t do magic, but they’re better than nothing.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.