Learn how to feather the light from your soft box

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:25 AM EDT

Softboxes are a staple of studio photography. You can pick one up in almost every size imaginable and, with the right knowledge, can tweak its light output to do almost anything you want.

One method of adjusting a softbox to change its aesthetic is feathering, the process of angling your softbox at different degrees across your subject’s face to soften or strengthen facial contours.

Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has shared this helpful video to help introduce and walk through the process of feathering a softbox. In the eight and a half minute video, Morgan thoroughly walks through what feathering is and shows how to use the technique to perfectly sculpt your subject with light. It’s a great watch, full of enthusiastic help from one of the most knowledgeable in the business.

For more videos from Jay P. Morgan, you can check out and subscribe to The Slanted Lens’ YouTube Channel.

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