You’ve heard me mention the Lightsphere several times as a fantastic tool for diffusing the light from your external flash, and I’ve said once or twice (or more) that I’d tell you more about it.
Well, it’s time.
I don’t remember where I first read about the Lightsphere.
I just know that like many, I’ve had problems with my external flash being too bright, or too direct. I don’t have those problems any more – at least as long as I don’t forget my Lightsphere.
The Lightsphere is a creation of a gentleman by the name of Gary Fong. Gary’s website includes tutorials on lighting and cameras, as well as his broad line of lighting products and accessories.
By the way – I don’t know Gary Fong, I’ve never met Gary Fong, and I’m not getting anything for plugging this product. I have a Lightsphere. I use my Lightsphere. I like my Lightsphere so much that I think it’s worthy of sharing with you to help you improve your own photographs.
I have the Lightsphere Universal, Cloud. This produces warmer images than a regular flash, and diffuses and softens the light. I thought about some other descriptive adjectives and words to throw at you to fill space, but I think you get the point.
Except when I forget it, I never use my flash without it.
If you have an external flash, and have problems with hot spots and uneven lighting – the Frog recommends you check out the Lightsphere and decide whether or not having some strange looking hunk of flexible plastic/acrylic in your camera bag that you have to explain to people is in your future…