I recently received a new version of Slickforce Studio’s Softlight which I can use as a lighting tool for photographing my miniature dollhouses and anime figurines.
When I heard the news that they would be sending me a sample for me to try, I got really excited.
I think they had taken notes of our feedback before and made some huge improvements to the 2nd GEN. I also made a review of their 1st release of Slickforce soft light.
Let me share with you the unboxing video of this cool new toy from Slickforce Studio.
- USB powered (No more AA batteries!) – I use power bank and it lights up 5x BRIGHTER than the original version!
- Metal Solid Base – No more tipping over. The metal base is heavy enough to support the weight of the umbrella.
OTHER KEY PRODUCT FEATURES:
- Powerful 5 Watt LED “true white” bulb
- Octagonal silver umbrella
- Octagonal translucent diffuser (Yes, it has a removable diffusion cover)
- Highly reflective metallic interior (magnifies light output)
- 2 extender poles for height adjustment
As a beginner in toy and Nendoroid photography, I think this is one of the best tools to use.
Below are some pictures I took using the Slickforce Softlight 2nd GEN and some of the behind-the-scenes.
- Sakura’s photo was taken in a dark environment and used two Soft lights. It perfectly lights up even the background.
2. Elsa in the dark
To achieve a dramatic scene, I covered the top of the dollhouse. I also used 2 Soft lights.
3. Shoyo Hinata of Haikyuu in Daylight
It was taken with a mix of natural light and used 2 Softlights, 1 as the key light and the other as a fill light.
4. Sawako Kuronuma and the afternoon light
I wanted the sunlight to be visible in the miniature room so I took this shot at around 4pm. Without the Softlight, there’s a heavy shadow in the room and on Sawako’s face.
It helped to lighten up the subject and the background. Btw, I only used 1 Softlight.
In the next photos, you will see the difference in the picture without the lighting. Slickforce Softlight did an amazing job to lighten up my subjects.
- With Slickforce Softlight’s upgrade, it became really useful in photographing small subjects. I will definitely use this often.
- No more tipping over, thanks to the solid metal base.
- Brighter than the original.
- Having a miniature replica of a professional softlight made this one a nice gift or a souvenir for your photographer friends.
- For beginners, this may be used as a learning tool to help understand the lighting in Photography.
- This is portable. You can use power banks to power it up, that way you can bring it anywhere even outdoor.
- It’s also a nice display on your shelf or working table.
- A nice props for photographing anime figurines. (Nendoroid, Figma and Scale figure)
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