By Ron Eggers
Innovative commercial light modifiers and huge technological advances have vastly improved on-camera flash. Ranging from simple reflectors to light channeling devices to sophisticated diffusers and mini soft boxes, these modifiers give you considerable control over the quality, temperature, direction and shape of light. Many of them can be used to simulate studio lighting techniques. Some modify light subtly, others dramatically.
Click through to view additional samples of light modification using the products mentioned in the June issue of Professional Photographer magazine: ExpoImaging Honl Photo Speed System, LumiQuest ProMax System, Sto-Fen Omni Bounce, Presslite VerteX, and Gary Fong's Lightsphere Universal.
These images are composed to show the area where light from the modified flash begins to fall off. Click any image for a larger view.
All images ©Ron Eggers; model Emily Delgado
ExpoImaging Honl Photo Speed System
Above: Honl Snoot in spotlight configuration
Honl Above: Honl Snoot slightly opened
LumiQuest ProMax System
Above: LumiQuest ProMax with translucent diffuser
Above: LumiQuest ProMax with 80/20 attachment
Above: LumiQuest ProMax with gold back
Above: LumiQuest ProMax with silver back
Above: LumiQuest ProMax with white back
Sto-Fen Omni Bounce
Above: Sto-Fen Omni Bounce
Above: Presslite VerteX with white insert
Above: Presslite VerteX with mirror insert
Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal
Above: Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal with amber dome
Above: Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal with chrome dome
Above: Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal with 1/2 Cloud Diffuser
All images ©Ron Eggers; model: Emily Delgado