The humble beauty dish is a studio favorite but it is not often the first modifier most reach for when heading outdoors. Most beauty dishes are not all that portable and can add significant weight to your kit. With a few collapsible beauty dishes currently on the market you can now easily take that gorgeous light with you anywhere. Joel Grimes shows you how to make the most out of using a beauty dish in an outdoor setting.
For this demonstration Grimes chooses to use the Westcott Rapid Box Beauty Dish. It is a collapsible 24-inch beauty dish which makes it an ideal choice for shooting outdoors. Grimes decided to create a typical lifestyle themed photoshoot where the model is edge lit by the sun and a strobe is used to fill in the shadows. He shows you how to keep the background light and airy while retaining those gorgeous qualities of a beauty dish on the model's face.
If you are not currently using a beauty dish it might be something worth considering in your arsenal.