Speedlights are a great solution for when you cannot bring your studio lights with you on location. They are small, light weight, and cost-effective. What are some ways you can modify a speedlight? In this video, author Robert Vanelli demonstrates how to use flash bender to modify the direction of a flash.
- The light from a flash could be very harsh,…that's where we need a soft box,…but when we're on location…it's hard to bring all of our soft boxes with us.…So, a great portable solution, or a mobile solution,…is a flash bender by Rogue.…This little unit here will act like a soft box.…Now, we could use it in several different ways.…We could attach it right to our flash,…and now what we're able to do is bend it into shape.…So, if I just want the light…to come across on the subject like so,…I can bend it into shape,…and the light's coming out like a soft box.…
I can even take the top of it…and bring it in…like this.…Now, I'm controlling the light on location.…It's extremely portable and very convenient…and to take it off I just un-Velcro it,…slip it through the rings,…and now I have it off.…This particular unit comes with a grid.…I want to attach this to the flash bender,…and this will create a strip box.…I'm going to start my opening this up,…and I'm going to make sure the top…is lined up with the top and with the Velcro.…
- What is a lighting modifier?
- Technical and artistic benefits of lighting modifiers
- Using an umbrella to bounce light
- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight