Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Pro Light With Flash Modifiers
Use these key accessories to refine the output of your portable speedlights
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ExpoImaging Rogue Flash Gels Color Correction Kit
Photoflex makes several umbrella mount solutions for flashes, including the DualFlash 45-inch Adjustable Silver Umbrella Kit and the newer, very inexpensive ShoeMount/SpeedLight Umbrella Kit that offers a white interior for use as a fill, a tabletop light or an additional background light. It includes a ShoeMount MultiClamp, LiteReach XS LiteStand and ADW 30-inch adjustable umbrella. The more powerful DualFlash incorporates a highly reflective silver interior, an adjustable umbrella and mounting brackets for not one, but two flash units, as well as two wireless triggers. It also includes an eight-foot LiteStand. Estimated Street Price: $99 (ShoeMount/SpeedLight Umbrella Kit); $189 (DualFlash 45-inch Umbrella Kit).
Flashpoint 12-inch Beauty Dish Kit For Shoe-Mount Flash
Photoflex DualFlash 45-inch Adjustable Silver Umbrella Kit
Gels offer color correction and diffusion, making them an ideal solution for achieving perfect white balance or color effects even in mixed lighting situations.
Honl offers several filter kits for flashes with ready-made packages like Color Correction, Color Effects, Hollywood, Autumn and the CTO Kit for color-correcting strobes when working with tungsten, fluorescent or daylight. The Creative Filter Starter Kit includes one Speed Strap, necessary for affixing Honl products to your flash, and a Filter Roll-Up for carrying up to 30 gels. It also comes with the complete Color Effects, Hollywood and Autumn filter kits. The Creative Lighting Starter Kit, on the other hand, includes the Speed Strap and a 10-piece Sampler Filter kit, as well as light-modification tools like a five-inch Black/White Speed Snoot, a Black/White Speed Gobo and a 1/4 Speed Grid for channeling light spill from your flash for a more powerful burst with a lot of contrast. List Price: $69 (Creative Filter Starter Kit); $99 (Creative Lighting Starter Kit).
LumiQuest Ready For Anything Kit
The extremely affordable Rogue Flash Gels Color Correction Kit from ExpoImaging includes a well-honed selection of the most commonly used gels. This includes a 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, Plus Green and 1/2 CTB gel for correction of fluorescent and tungsten lights. List Price: $29.
F.J. Westcott Company
Sunbounce (Hasselblad Bron)
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