As I opened my eyes today, I rushed out of excitement to see that my latest order from BnW Collections had just arrived. Delivery within 18 hours of my order? Well, they never fail to surprise me. My soft box had arrived. Contrary to all the expensive ones out there this one was only for PKR 3,500/-.
Opening the compact parcel I found a white sheet, a silver coated matte sheet, 4 sticks all packed tidily inside a long and thin black bag alongside a box containing the frame and bulb holder with 4 E-27 Sockets and a spare fuse. Although it took me 15 minutes to figure out the setup the first time, I managed to set it up quite easily.
I Plugged in 3 32 Watt energy savers and a 11 watt one (yes, we ran out of money). The Light that they produced was phenomenal and no flickering could be observed even with shutter speed as low as 1/200.
What I Loved about this bulb holder was that it had two distinctive switches through witch you could turn on the left or the right, and even all the 4 lights. Using this one could have 3 distinctive light intensity levels.
Without wasting another moment I called up one of my friends to try this new gadget on. We used the soft box for one and a half hour and we got some really amazing pictures. Of course, we were working on monochrome (black and white) pictures that day.
Later on I ordered another box and used them as continuous lighting for my video project and they failed to disappoint me there too. Coming in at such a low price these beasts are perfect for half portraits, product photography and shooting interviews. I would strongly recommend this product to those who can’t afford the high end lighting equipment.