I'm having a (Light-) Blast!
Spicing up your photos with a bit of an interesting pattern can now be done with your speedlight and an awesome new little tool.
This video is a little preview of a story, which will be released in Good Light! Magazine Issue 7 this weekend. When producing the "Gear Tip” article for Issue 7, I had a lot of fun playing around with the Light Blaster.
This contraption is essentially a projector; it is an apparatus that holds a transparency or slide of any image that it then projects forward, usually on to a screen…or onto your model. You will see here that by working “out of the box,” so to speak, and defying convention, you can add a dash of texture to your images and create interesting effects that make your photos sparkle.
Check the video from the Good Light! Magazine article:
Setup with the bright background
3. White curtain
So much for the setup with the bright background. I think the lowkey setup does not require any explanation.
In the past you would have needed an ultra strong spot with a fresnel lens for this effect, but now you can do it with your tiny hot-shoe flash. Exciting times for us photographers!
To make it a bit more exciting for your right away, I am giving away the Light Blaster as well as a couple of eBooks and other downloads on the Facebook page of my little magazine.
I wish you good light!