What is a diffuser?

  1. The making of
  2. The final photo
  3. Camera body and lens
  4. Summary of the equipment
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EOS 5D Mark IV
EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 135mm F2.0L USM
Canon EF 135mm F2.0L USM

What is a diffuser?

A diffuser is a semi-transmittant material placed in between a light source and a subject to diffuse the light.

The making of

In this situation, the sun hit my model in the face. This did not really look good. The sun light is a hard light. Therefore, I placed a diffuser between my model and the sun. The following picture illustrates what the scene looked like:

This photo shows the diffuser during the photoshoot.
Model Svenja, the making of

I used a SUN-SWATTER MINI KIT. This is a professional diffuser from California Sunbounce.

The final photo

This is the final photo:

A young woman wearing wearing sportswear is holding a ball.
Model Svenja, F2.0, 1/640 s, ISO 100

Camera body and lens

For this photoshoot I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The lens was a Canon EF 135mm F2.0L USM.

Summary of the equipment

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVThe camera body used for this photoshoot.
Canon EF 135mm F2.0L USMThe lens used for this photoshoot.
SUN-SWATTER MINI KIT DiffuserA professional diffuser from the company California Sunbounce
Walimex Pro WT-806A lamp tripod
California Sunbounce Grip HeadThe Grip Head that mounts a California Sunbounce diffuser on a lamp tripod.