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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.
Shooting a Music Video at City HallFROM LITE LESSONS: Thursday August 11, 2016 Equipment:StarLite® OctoDome® nxt KitHalfDome® nxt: MediumTranspac®: dual kit casePhotographer Ben Clay had an assignment. He needed to produce a demo video of vocalist Doug Gimbel singing the National Anthem. Once produced, Doug would present the video to a talent coordinator, who would then help him become considered to perform this piece for the Boston Celtics. With a deadline on the horizon, Ben assembled the critical elements to get this assignment done. His step-by-step procedure provides a road map for anyone with…
August 11, 2016
Using Reflectors for Stunning Pet PortraitsFROM LITE LESSONS: Monday December 12, 2016 Equipment:Photoflex 32” 9-in-1 MultiDisc Reflector Canon EOS-1DX Mark IIPet-Loving Assistant Leashes, Dog Treats, and Squeaky ToysWhen photographing dogs, they don’t usually pose for you. You have to be flexible, and ready to move with them at any moment. A reflector is the perfect tool to control the light in what can be a constantly changing scene. I don’t like to see flash catch lights reflected in an animal’s eyes, and some pets can be fearful when a flash fires. These are…
December 12, 2016
Shooting Beach Portraits at DawnFROM LITE LESSONS: Wednesday September 7, 2016 Equipment:Heavy-Duty Grip SwivelDualFlash Adapter KitRockSteady BagBefore you go to shoot that early morning outdoor portrait, make sure to have that checklist with you:Coffee. ✓Camera. ✓Telephoto lens. ✓Supplemental portable lighting gear to make that morning light pop. ✓ ✓ ✓When it comes to creating outdoor portraits, early morning sunlight alone is often not enough to generate the "magic" you envision. This lesson features some portable Photoflex equipment, including StarFire™ ShoeMount flashes, DualFlash Hardware and a LiteReach™, and demonstrates some straightforward techniques in…
September 7, 2016
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
Baby Portraits with the XS OctoDome KitFROM LITE LESSONS: Monday June 25, 2012 What's the difference between a good baby portrait and a great baby portrait? Well, the answer is debatable, but most professional photographers would probably agree it all comes down to lighting. After all, you can have a cute baby and a nice background, but if the lighting is poor (read: unnatural looking), the shot will certainly fall short of what it could have been. This lesson illustrates the difference, and walks you step-by-step through the process of creating great baby portraits.…
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
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
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