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The OctoDome®: Large has a unique, 8-sided shape and narrow profile that give you big box light spread in a space-saving soft box.
It’s Not About The CameraFROM LITE LESSONS: Friday June 27, 2014 Often times, photographers ask me what I think about upgrading their current lenses or camera bodies. I hear them say things like, “If I get this full frame camera or some expensive lens, it’ll take my work to the next level”. Is it possible that spending that same money elsewhere might give you a better end product at a much lower cost? To find out, I did a comparison between the Canon 7D with a 50mm 1.8 lens and a 5DMK3…
June 27, 2014
Location Assignment: Firehouse PortraitsFROM LITE LESSONS: Wednesday August 17, 2016 EquipmentHalfDome® nxt: SmallOctoDome®: SmallProDuty BackDrop Support KitPhotographer Ian Spanier shot the images for this lesson at the Riverview Manor Firehouse in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York using members of Engine 46 as his models. These portraits - shot in color and converted to black & white - capture the rawness and grit of the subjects. While navigating around the firehouse, Ian overcame some location challenges to get these stoic images, which, in addition to shots from three other fire departments, eventually led to a…
August 17, 2016
A Skatepark PortraitFROM LITE LESSONS: Wednesday October 16, 2013 Gear Check Photoflex’s Triton Flash is very quick to set up and its ease of use and fast recycling times while shooting on location are paramount for me. This flash’s relatively lightweight construction and smaller size is very beneficial to my work outdoors as well. The body and its lithium-ion battery pack and cables easily fit within my camera bag, alongside my cameras and assorted lenses, and the accompanying 7-inch reflector attaches to my bag with external straps without any problems.…
October 16, 2013
Shooting Apparel In The StudioFROM LITE LESSONS: Wednesday September 7, 2016 Equipment:LiteDome®: MediumLiteStand BoomBoomStandIf you've ever tried to photograph clothing for commercial or resale purposes, you know how challenging it can be. Not only do you have to contend with awkward camera angles, access to a shooting space with adequate ceiling height, and be able to create lighting that is natural, even and dynamic, you also have to make sure the clothing is styled in such a way to make it appealing to customers. Easier said than done! As you'll soon see,…
September 7, 2016
What Sized Soft Box Should I Use?FROM LITE LESSONS: Monday June 25, 2012 Every year, the Photoflex OctoDome® series of modifiers is used in hundreds of thousands of fashion shoots, editorial spreads, wedding photos, and portraits. It’s impossible to recognize what size of OctoDome® was used in a finished image without becoming familiar with what each one does. Choosing the Right Sized Soft Box I often get asked by people just starting out with lighting, "What sized soft box should I use?" It's a really good question! My short answer is usually something like,…
June 25, 2012
Photoflex was my first choice for light modifiers when I started building my own studio arsenal almost twenty years ago. I still have that first Medium Softbox, and use it often. Photoflex Octodomes produce wonderful light, and with a grid installed I find I can control almost any on-location lighting situation. Photoflex reflectors in my equipment case, too, have been with us the entire ride - doing their job as well as on Day One.
June 26, 2018
As for me, Mr. Fast and Light, run around adventure photographer guy, I’m sold. I feel that the [PHotoflex] TritonFlash has added an entire new dimension to my photography, especially to my style of Going Fast With Light.
Professional Photographer, Instructor, Author
March 20, 2012
On sunny summer days I sometimes carry a white, 42” circular light diffuser (16” folded) when photographing wildflowers. The one I use most is Photoflex
January 23, 2017
Photoflex as a company makes very good products. I own a few reflectors, reflector holders and I find their materials to be a lot better in quality.
April 25, 2013
Having used Photoflex gear for over twenty five years, I have always relied on their excellent build quality and performance. All soft boxes, umbrellas and reflectors are color correct for perfect color temperature and made with state-of-the-art fabrics and construction. Very versatile for artistic lighting, Photoflex gear is also easy to set up and pack when shooting on location.
Team photographer of the Cleveland Cavaliers
June 26, 2018