BTW Soft box cannot emit flash. It is just a box that modifies the light. You even said yourself, the material of different brands can affect the light. Soft box is attached on strobes (flashes) - the long black things jutting out of the softbox.
Catchlights did not deduce. He knows for a fact. He is a very well known studio photographer and he uses the equipment day in and day out for many years. He did not have to deduce that those are strobes. He told you straight off they are strobes and is trying to tell you to see why they are strobes.For the record, catchlights deduced that they were strobes because of the flashes, not because of something installed at the end of the softboxes. So I wanted to clarify if the flashes came from the camera since I noticed that the flashes came about only when the photographer clicked on the camera.
Strobes will fire when the camera shutter is pressed. If not, how are the flash of light going to be in sync with capturing of the picture?
In this case, any soft box will do. Soft box just softens the light. Nothing more. Hell, you can even use a translucent piece of curtain or translucent plastic sheeting to get almost the same effect. Does brand matter that much?I am willing to be told that understanding lighting is important, but I will never disregard brands for anything because brands have a reason for their existence. It's just like telling newbies that any camera will do, the more important thing is to understand what the camera does for you. It doesn't really help a newbie by telling them any camera will do because it really doesn't do.
Everyone started out here telling you nicely. Asking you questions in return nicely... but you ain't listening. Some people learns only when answers are given to them. Some people only learn when the concepts get nailed into their heads. I am glad if you learn something in the end. If this kind of tone is what I need to adopt to help you learn, I will do it all over again. If I don't care, I wouldn't even bother.Even before I typed out my thread, I was wondering if it could invite any rude remarkers and I didn't think even genuine questions could trigger sarcastic replies. I don't understand the thrill about trouncing newbies at their threads when they are groping in the dark.
Despite knowing that there are some people who persistently just want to be rude, I still post up this thread because I really want to learn something. And I have.
Thanks to all who have humbly shared what you know!
Call it tough love if you want.