Spiffy Gear has announced a new strobe light modifier called The Light Blaster™. If you have a SLR lens and a speedlight, you can project an image onto your background. The possibilities are endless and the small, compact size makes it easy to take on location with your other gear.
The modifier has groves that fit 35mm framed slides, unframed slides, DIY printed transparencies, and pre-printed transparencies. With so many options, feel free to have a blast and play around. You can utilize the Blaster to create unique effects in-camera, whether it is layering, spotlighting, or creating a cinematic scene.
In an instant, the flash of your strobe can transform an ordinary wall or surface into textures, patterns, people, landscapes or even entire worlds.
Check out these behind the scenes videos of professional photographers exploring the possibilities of this new photography tool.
Fashion Shoot with Renee Robyn
Von Wong takes the Blaster for a Spin
Reminisce Portrait | Jill Rosell
Lighting modifiers and strobes are some of my favorite things to utilize when working on a project. I have always been a fan of accomplishing as much as possible in-camera before the post-processing phase. Also, the flexibility of using different lenses and being able to create your own transparencies means that your lighting only becomes as limited as your imagination. Sure, some effects can be added in post, but the more prepared and creative you are during the photo shoot, the more stunning your final images will be.
At $99 for the Canon version, and $116 for the Nikon kit (Blaster + adapter), this modifier falls into a reasonable price range for the enthusiast or professional. Visit The Light Blaster™ website learn more and purchase. You can also download DIY templates and purchase pre-printed transparencies.
How would you use a modifier like The Light Blaster™ in your personal / professional work?
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules
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