"On of the advantages of using Savage’s Translum is, of course, for its diffusion. Yes, softboxes produce soft light, but soft light in a harsh corridor. The edges are crisp. Being that 54” is larger than most softboxes, a piece of Translum placed in front of the light source softens the corridor’s edges. This is particularly useful for lighting reflective objects as it eliminates those big white reflection that come from the softboxes/stripboxes. Also, by placing the light source and…
"Unlike a softbox, where the light is evenly distributed, Translum allows you to create a graduated light source. It will have a bright highlight and then fade off. This brings a huge sense of dimensionality to products, keeping them from looking flat and dull."
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Apple Splash | by Graham Scarborough via Flickr - "One light behind translum for the background spot. 60° Gridded light camera left for lighting the apple and splashes. Reflector camera right to fill the shadow."
"When I first read about Savage Universal’s new Translum, my mind thought about silhouettes. However, I have learned that you can do far more. There are three flavors of Savage Translum, I got to play with the “Heavy” version. It’s important to know which one you are using as they behave differently." | Photographer's Adventure Club Blog