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Although overlooked upon quite often, if rightly used a lantern softbox can pack quite a punch. It is specially designed to be used overhead and to increase the ambient light. Also known as a globe softbox, it is ideal for spreading light in all directions.

With a wide spread of smooth light and requiring minimal setup and break down time, it makes this lighting unit a quick solution. 

It is not the first option that comes to your mind while you imagine the best softbox lighting setups but a lantern softbox holds some unique and versatile qualities. 

Advantages of a lantern softbox

The basic use of a softbox is to diffuse light sources onto the subject. Not only do they reduce harsh shadows but also increase the size of a smaller light source. 

There are different types of softboxes in photography depending on their uses. Here are a few:

Rectangle Softbox

Right from fashion photography to product photography, the uses of a rectangle softbox are many. It is considered to be one of the best softboxes due to its versatility. They can even be used to show natural light through a window because of their resemblance to the shape of a window.

Lantern Softbox

Due to this light modifier being shaped like a lantern, the uses differ from their traditional counterparts. A lantern could be set up in no time making it a quick solution with respect to its construction. 

A collapsible softbox, or a lantern softbox as it is familiarly known, is as overhead lights for real estate photography, studio photoshoots, and live video streamings amongst many other things.

A Godox lantern softbox is usually equipped with a Bowen’s mount and so is their lantern softbox making it versatile to use with any other brand with the same mount. Apart from that, it comes with a 4-piece skirt to attach to the softbox. Depending on how you want your light to be bounced, you can use them effectively.

Umbrella type lantern softbox

Umbrellas are used by photographers to soften the light produced by an off-camera light source. They are extensively used by wedding and portrait photographers alike. The direction of the light is decided by how you position the umbrella. 

The uses of softbox in photography are unlimited and versatile. This is by no means an exhaustive list or guide to the same. 

Well, in comparison with a number of manufacturers, Godox softbox prices are the most competitive. They have been in this business longer than their competitors and their products are trusted upon. So, it is safe to say that their products will hold value for the money spent. 

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