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Scrim

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Term: Scrim Description: A scrim is a popular light modifier used by photographers and videographers to soften or diffuse light. Scrims are generally made from steel and fabric, although a variety of materials can be used.
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Scrims are often placed between the light source and the subject or the lens to diffuse the light and minimize flare and other lighting issues. Scrims can range in size from the small circular ones included inside 5-in-1 Reflectors all the way up to 12 foot by 12 foot squares (or bigger, depending on the production).

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