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Lightsphere Flash Diffusers

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)


Keywords: flash, studio, lighting, filters, guides, tips, gary_fong, lightsphere

The Lightsphere Flash Diffusion System

We are often faced with complex lighting situations when we want to balance the light coming in from several sources into a scene and our subjects. Weddings and social events at noon time in large rooms, or churches, with large windows can become a nightmare with its mix of harsh light and strong shadows. After using for long a white card with a rubber, various solutions came to market and I have successively used most of them. Although each one represented an improvement results varied, even if just for filling in shadows. Most of them, close to useless in exteriors.

Adobe Lightroom Export screen
The Clear and Cloud Lightsphere II units with inverted dome on

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3 comments

Art Hopkins (artnik99) on April 24, 2014

very informative articles. good future references, art

Gary Worrall (glxman) on April 19, 2014

Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography

Great review JRP! Thank you, I'm the "photographic dinosaur' here, haven't had a "real" flash for nearly 40 years, then I had a couple of Metz 60's with lead acid battery packs, how things have changed Just purchased an SB700, wow! What a steep learning curve I have ahead of me, been looking at the Gary Fong Light-sphere for a while now, not sure if I will really need the whole kit though Regards, Gary

Zita Kemeny (zkemeny) on September 2, 2013

JRP a very good article. I like the idea with the text on paper which gives details on how was the photo done. Good article as usual :-)

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