When I first saw this I was taken back as that is one thing I used to complain about all the time when using a beauty dish was transporting it. It was always this big round 2′ dome that I didn’t want to mess up, and this product from Westcott fixes that. They have come up with a solution that is portable and still keeps a beauty dish’s round shape as well as the inner metal deflector plate that gives the beauty dish its signature look.
For this shot I really opened it out of the box and threw it on a Profoto B1. I grabbed one of my co-workers to model and positioned them against the slightly off-white background of a wall and then underexposed the fluorescent lights which made it look more of a dark green. Since my subject was further away from the overhead light he went completely into shadow. I then positioned the only light which was the Beauty Dish on my B1 to his left and slightly over head.
As I didn’t’ want really contrasty shadows I pulled the light a bit further back so and feathered it to his right a bit so the other wall (off camera) would serve as a bounce reflector and fill in the shadows.
Camera: Canon 1D-X
Lens: Canon 100 2.8L
Light: Profoto B1
Flash Setting: TTL -1/4
Modifier: Westcott Rapid Box Beauty Dish (No front Diffusion
What you see below is the final result!