Zack Arias Light Modifier Run Down

If you happened to catch the Zack Arias session on creativeLIVE last weekend, you saw that one of the things he did was shoot a live comparison of a number of light modifiers, ranging from a 7′ Octabank down to 10-degree grid.

Zack has posted all of those images over on his blog at for everyone to check out.  He’s even put them all together in a .zip file for you to download if you want to look at them on your own screen and compare different modifiers side-by-side.

If you want to learn off-camera lighting, Zack’s creativeLIVE session is a great way to jump in to it.  It’s three days packed full of lighting knowledge with Zack’s practical approach.  While it was free to watch the 3-day session live, you can download all three days for $129 and put them on your PC, iPhone, iPad, or whatever.  I didn’t have the ability to sit through all three days of the sessions non-stop, so I stole it for $79 before the session ended (Lord knows I could use some help with my off-camera lighting).  At $129, this is still an absurd bargain.

You can order Zack’s creativeLIVE session here.

And, again, the light modifier images are on Zack’s blog here.

And just so you know, I’m not pimping this class because I get anything out of it.  I get nothing, and neither Zack, nor anyone else from creativeLIVE asked me to say anything about it. I just want to make sure that anyone who reads Photography Bay and struggles with off-camera lighting is aware of this.


Rogue FlashBenders – Flexible Light Modifiers for Speedlights

ExpoImaging has announced a new line of flash modifiers, dubbed Rogue FlashBenders.  The new FlashBenders are designed to work with speedlights and can be shaped and positioned to help get the light from your hot shoe flashes headed in the direction you want it to go.

There are currently 3 models available – a large reflector, a small reflector, and a bounce card/flag, which retail for $39.95, $34.95 and 29.95, respectively.  You can get more details about the Rogue FlashBenders on ExpoImaging’s website.

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