Playing around with the big Photek Softlighter II in the studio tonight. Trying to get a descent self portrait. The more I practice with the Softlighter II, the more I love it with both speedlights and studio strobes. There's a reason Annie Leibovitz uses this light modifier all the time.
Nikon D7000 with Nikon 35mm F1.8G prime lens. Manual exposure mode, F8 @ 1/60th shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering. Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 1/4(ish) power aimed at classic 45/45 portrait position to camera right, shot into a 60" Photek Softlighter II on a Paul C Buff heavy duty light stand. Flash triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers. Camera tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon wireless remote. Westcott X-Drop black 5x7' portable backdrop used for the background.