The Photek Softlighter II advertising claims this hybrid umbrella/softbox delivers light “as soft and as even as moonglow.” I haven’t had many opportunities to play with the Softlighter yet, but the idea of moonglow bored into my brain like an insidious mole, so I decided to see if I could use the device as a moonlight simulator. I added the blue tint to exaggerate the moon-i-ness, but overall I prefer the sepia-washed versions below. I love the quality of light on the model, and she is lit entirely by the Softlighter II. I’ve got a gridded flash pointed at the camera-left side of the piano, which accounts for the hot-spot on the keys. If I get another chance to develop this idea, I’ll work harder at lighting the piano, knowing that the Softlighter will do a fine job on the woman.