This was my first shoot with a largish softbox (60cm). I've been using umbrellas and small (20cm) softboxes until now.
I attempted to use Colin's advice about feathering the light, and I was pleased from the results in general; there seemed to be far less specular highlights than I get with an umbrella. I'm not sure if this was a result of the softbox or the feathering. The last lighting book I was reading said softboxes give MORE specular highlights.
Canon 50D with Canon 70-200 f2.8 USM
Exposure Time = 1/250"
F Number = F4
Exposure Program = Manual
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
I was using a hair light for this shoot, but it doesn't look it made it into this shot.
Any suggestions or commentary would be appreciated. Thanks!