In this 13 minute video, I talk about three different reasons to modify Speedlites:
- Increase the apparent size to create soft light
- Limit the direction of the light to guide the viewer’s eye
- Change the color of the flash to blend it in with another light source or to make it stand out for creative effect
I also put my favorite Speedlite modifiers into action in a series of headshots of my favorite mensch and fellow Peachpit author Gabriel Biderman— author of Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots. To see a kit with the small mods and gels that I used click here. Also, here’s the link to the Impact Quickbox that I used in the video.
Thanks to all my friends at B&H Photo for making this video possible.