Brokeh System for Smooth Lighting – First Look Evaluate


Brokeh is a singular system of diffusion printed both on transparency within the case of the facial anamorphic collection or on magic fabric within the case of the Nature Sequence. Invented by John Tindall, this method is designed to take the sting off of harsh white LED lighting and make your on-site lighting really feel extra pure. Hop beneath for our first look video of the Brokeh diffusion system.

I initially found the Brokeh Instagram a number of months in the past, and I used to be immediately intrigued.

There aren’t many alternatives to change up the established order on the subject of the fundamental premise of key, fill and hair lighting, and Brokeh guarantees to create extra sensible or pure feeling lighting when utilizing their totally different diffusion varieties.

The system itself is damaged up into two teams known as the character and facial collection. Inside the Nature Sequence, you have got the next patterns printed on a base of magic fabric:

  • Sante Fe
  • New York Flat
  • Rose Backyard (pictured beneath)
Rose Backyard sample. Picture Credit score: Graham Ehlers Sheldon/CineD

An outline of the Nature Sequence instantly from Brokeh: “the collection of patterns mimics mushy pure environments with an trustworthy and emotional impression that flat white gentle can’t obtain.”

The Facial Improve Fill sample mounted on an Astra 6X. Picture Credit score: Graham Ehlers Sheldon/CineD

Inside the Facial Sequence, you have got the next patterns printed on transparency:

  • Facial Anamorphic Key
  • Facial Improve Key
  • Facial Anamorphic Fill

Here’s a description from Brokeh for the Facial Sequence: “the filters are used on mushy lights. Dominant and complementary pores and skin tones are organized on geometric shapes that improve the radial curves of the face.”


We went forward and examined every of the above patterns in 4×4 (Facial Sequence), 6×6 (Nature Sequence), and a customized lower of the Facial Sequence designed for a Litepanels Astra 6X Daylight softbox. You’ll be able to watch the video for earlier than and after views utilizing the 6×6 Nature Sequence cuts and the Astra customized items for the Facial Sequence.

A picture of me taken on the SIGMA fp and 35mm I-Sequence with the Rose Backyard Sample and Astra 6X serving as the important thing gentle. No post-processing occurred with this picture. Picture Credit score: Rin Ehlers Sheldon

In response to Brokeh, the Nature Sequence does quite a bit to cut back reflections on glass objections, and you’ll actually see very minimal reflections within the glasses on the important thing aspect of my face. On this occasion, the 6×6 Rose Backyard body was touching the ground 5 ft away on the digicam’s proper aspect.

I used the Litepanels Astra 6X Daylight as the sunshine in all situations as a result of I felt like many individuals might need entry to a 1×1 LED fixture like this.

Picture Credit score: Graham Sheldon/CineD

The 4×4 cuts and 6×6 cuts embrace grommets and straps for mounting to straightforward frames like these from Matthews, Westcott and others. Pricing varies from $123.00 for a 12″x12″ piece of Facial Anamorphic Key gentle to $595.00 for a 6×6 lower of the Nature collection. After all, pricing varies, and you would even create 20×20 items with the value naturally rising as the size develop. For extra data, go to Brokeh’s on-line store.


Facial Improve Fill in 4×4 dimensions. Picture Credit score: Graham Sheldon/CineD

This video is billed as a “first look” and never a full evaluation as a result of I really feel that I’m simply scratching the floor with the Brokeh system. Each collection of diffusion require further experimentation in my view to search out the perfect occasions to make use of every sample.

I’m impressed by the preliminary outcomes, nonetheless. The Nature Sequence, particularly, does create a pure really feel on the face and I’m to proceed testing the facial collection.

What do you consider the Brokeh first look video? Would you prefer to see totally different assessments? Are you contemplating including the Brokeh system to your equipment? Tell us within the feedback beneath!