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Create New Worlds with The Light Blaster

By Jules Ebe on July 10th 2013


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


Final Thoughts

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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is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.


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  1. aaron febbo

    cool concept but i don’t know if id ever use one

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  2. Chuck Eggen

    This would be great for product photography.

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  3. scott sandage

    Just got mine in the mail. MMMMMMM, so good.

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