Lighting Modifiers

PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR GUIDE: LIGHTING MODIFIERS


Elinchrom-Octank74Elinchrom 75′ Octabank Go to modifier for even light or lighting a big space. I call it sun on a stick. You can really control the look just by the angle you place it an whether you use diffusion in from or not from insanely soft to more punch than Mike Tyson – and they won’t bite your ear.

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Elinchrom-Profoto-AdapterElinchrom Profoto Adapter – Profoto Head to Elinchrom Accessories Allows the use of Elinchrom softboxes and reflectors including the Octabank on Profoto strobe heads.

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Profoto_Softlight_Reflector_WhiteProfoto Beauty Dish Soft light with a punch – I love how these look blended with daylight. They also save the day on a windy Miami day when your assistant would fly off to Kansas if they were holding an Octabank.

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Profoto-Softlight-GridProfoto Honeycomb Grid for Softlight Reflector This grid for the Beauty Dish above maintains the softness but funnels the light into a bean of soft light that looks like a Fresnel spotlight.

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Profoto_zoom_reflector_2Profoto Zoom Reflector The great thing about Profoto’s reflector design in that they can push forward or back on the flash head and you can really control the throw with the zoom reflector foam wide-and-even to a tight spot of light.

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Profoto-Magnum-ReflectorProfoto Magnum Reflector Profoto’s most efficient reflector. Great for everything from arena lighting to portraits with up to 2-stops more output than the zoom reflector.

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Profoto-Narrow-Beam-ReflectorProfoto 32 Degree Narrow Beam Reflector Profoto narrow beam reflector is just what you need if you need and incredibly efficient reflector to cast a small beam of light a long distance. Great for lighting to portraits with a thin beam of light.

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Profoto-10-degree-magnum-gridProfoto 10 Degree Honeycomb Grid for Magnum & Narrow Beam Reflectors This grid is designed to fit both the Profoto Magnum and Narrow Beam Reflector, narrowing the spread of light to 10°.

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Matthews-12x12-Artificial-SilkMatthews 12×12′ White Artificial Silk If I had to pick just one diffusion option it would be a 12×12′ silk. I use these to diffuse for everything. I’ll hang one in front of my fill light or is front of a window or doorway.

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Chinera-Studio-Plus-KitChimera Studio System Plus Kit Kit includes (4) 42 x 82′ Frames, (4) Black/White 42 x 82′ Panel Fabrics, (1) 1.4 Stop 42 x 82′ Cloth, (1) 42 x 42′ Frame, (1) Silver-Gold Zebra/White 42×42′ Fabric, (1) Black/White 42 x 42′ Panel Fabric, (1) Silver/Black 42 x 42′ Panel Fabric, (2) Grip Heads, (6) Sets of Panel Frame Clips, (1) Duffle Bag

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Chimera-5620-Pro-KitChimera 5620 Pro Panel Kit 72×72′ The Chimera Pro Panel Kit is a totally portable 72×72′ reflector kit, ready for mounting to your grip heads and C Stands, or heavy duty light stands. The aluminum alloy shock-corded frame has reinforced corners. The corners host the quick-release tabs that allow fast set up and take down. A reversible black/white, a 1/2 diffusion panel and storage duffel bag complete this kit.

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Matthews-RoadRags-KitMatthews RoadRags II Kit – 24×36′ If you need a set of flags, cutters and silks when you’re on the road, you can search for a local grip house or take these with you. They duplicate studio lighting effects on location, using elastic corded frames they easily fold with a simple flick of the wrist. Single and double scrim cut the light. Flags act as a gobo to totally block light. Artificial silks softens the light.

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Matthews-RoadRags-KitMatthews RoadRags Kit – 18×24′ If you need a set of flags, cutters and silks when you’re on the road, you can search for a local grip house or take these with you. They duplicate studio lighting effects on location, using elastic corded frames they easily fold with a simple flick of the wrist. Single and double scrim cut the light. Flags act as a gobo to totally block light. Artificial silks softens the light.

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