Earlier in the year I reached out to Expo Imaging about their line of Rogue modifiers for speedlites. The goal was to see if I could find a line of sufficient modifiers that gave me a good quality of light but small enough to put into a single bag (or a second bag) and be simple enough to setup and tear down in a short amount of time. Seems impossible, right?
Well, I thought so…before I found these modifiers. 🙂
Over the course of a couple months I’ve used this product on an advertising shoot for an ab roller company, a beauty shoot, a fashion shoot for a local boutique, and a separate fitness shoot for a fitness model and competitor. Each time I was pretty much blown away by the results of the modifier in action.
The quality of light that comes from the Flashbender is simply amazing for such a small modifier. The use of the speedlites with a larger soft box is nice, but when using the three of them together is where the ease of use and the quickness of the setup and tear down really shines. Once finished shooting I can break down the Flashbenders into their carry cases and put them in the front of my Think Tank Airport Security 2 and away I go!
The best part about these modifiers is that I can take 3-4 speedlites into any situation whereas before, when taking larger studio strobes, modifiers, batteries, stands, and cables I was only able to take 2 lights due to the sheer size of the footprint of the setup. So the amount of lights that I can use on any given shoot has now doubled. Also, adding these to any commercial/advertising setup that I may need is so easy. Now, an accent light on hair, face, or any muscle group is easier than ever.
Check out the video from one of the shoots I used these and the resulting images below.
You can purchase all of the products used in each of these shoots direct from Rogue by going here: www.rogueflash.com
All equipment used in the following images and discussed in the video are as follows: