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Grid ? What the heck is a grid ?
Old 10-29-2005, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I hear so much about grids. I never read anything about them in any of the photo mags out there so can anyone tell me about them? From what I gather they are used to direct light I think..Am I right ?

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There are two types of grids. . .
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The one I have is a plastic honey comb grid that is placed in front of the strobe reflector and directs the light in a narrow spot. it does not focus the light as does a fresnel lens but allows no spill outside of the direction of the grid. The other kind does essentially the same thing but is made from fabric or maybe foam core and looks like a set of louvers with cross members.
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a pic of a grid. They narrow the light beam, giving more control over where the light goes.

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a little more info
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As you can see from Hoosier_Daddy's picture of a grid, its a piece of honeycombed patterned aluminum that goes in front of a standard lamphead to help aim the light in a narrow beam. They come in various diameters and degress, 20, 30, 40, etc depending on the manufacturer, to give you more or less coverage. Think of it as a poor man's fresnel, with less control. They're also available made of fabric to fit inside the frame of some softboxes, which give the softbox more contrast, direction to the light, and less spill onto the set. This shot below used probably a 40 degree (I don't really know because its a very old Norman gird, and they weren't rated) and you can see how it limits the light from washing out the red background, only cleaning up the light on the model, Felicia. They can also be used as a hair or rim light, or simply to accent something, even a background (like when you see a hot spot in the center of a plain seamless).



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Re: There are two types of grids. . .
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Thanks...

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Re: Grid ? What the heck is a grid ?
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thanks for the picture..

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thanks Andy...

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Re: Grid ? What the heck is a grid ?
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Yep,...they come in handy when putting light onto a specific place of your subject.. I own two sets of 10º, 20º, 30º, & 40º grids for my White Lightniong / Alien Bee system.. I often use them when lighting up a room,...or to place a highlight onto a model..to accent a specific part of a model.., or to put light over a specific area of a background.

I forget what lights you use,...but mine cost me 80 bucks for each complete set.. I think they are up to a hundred now,...& worth every penny! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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