Friday, 28 November 2014

Follow Up on the Rogue Flashbender + Diffusion Panel

Yesterday I sat down to write up a follow up blog post about using the Rogue Flashbender with the diffusion panel; I have been using them together over the past few weeks now but mainly last weekend when the whole family ventured to London for the day so I was mainly photographing some formal family portraits as my uncle is visiting us from the States.

We met up with a few family friends and relatives, so there was plenty of opportunities to set up the flashbender and test it out. I tried it a few times in different locations on the camera on the flash, and I have to say I LOVE THE CATCHLIGHTS in the eyes, they are so big and bright and really bring the viewer's attention to the eyes.

However, I was not pleased with the light spread of the flashbender and diffusion panel, I found it to be a little bit dim and a little bit flat, I'm so used to shooting on camera flash with the Stofen diffusers, that this is going to take some time to get used to.

Then today (I'm writing this on Tuesday,) I was helping out my sister with her photoshoot and I took some headshots of the model, my friend Immy with my 85mm lens, I set up the flashbender and diffusion panel off camera to the right of my model, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the results, with the light being more directional and with the flashbender and diffusion panel acting as a softbox it was easier to direct the light where I wanted it and the fall off from the flash was pleasant and visually pleasing.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful & Talent photography as always, Jamil! I absolutely love this shoot! <3