In todays blogpost some images we shot with our model/stylist and allround cool girl Nadine.
The backdrop is our Graffiti door from ClickPropsBackdrops.
I’m using our Rogue snoot here on a Nissin speedlight.
To get an extra “nasty” edge to the light I did not use a diffusion panel inside the gel holder.
You normally use this to get a more rounder “nicer” quality of light (and most of all softer), all things I didn’t want for this shoot.
So lets take a look at the images and what I changed during the set.
The first image was shot with just the snoot on a pretty wide setting.
I love the harsh quality of light in the center and the softer edges, it really gives the light a dual personality if you know what I mean. And for this setup I really liked that almost Rock and Roll lighting.
However for the next two images I decided to open up the shadows.
I’m using the omnidirectional dome from our Rogue magnetic system here with a blue gel. You just place it in the same line as your main light source and meter it a few stops below the main light.
I really love the effect.
And with Rock and Roll lighting…. we need some black and white.
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You might think “why so enthusiastic about the Rogue Flash Snoot, Frank?”
Let me explain.
I love using my Hensel strobes in the studio or on location. But sometimes there are situations where it’s not feasible to bring larger strobes, but luckily there is the speedlight. Or the new (very popular) round strobes. When using speedlights I also want modifiers that are lightweight and don’t take up a lot of space in my bag (preferably it should fit my back pocket). Check out the video about the Rogue Flash Snoot below.
In 2022 Rogue released their brand new magnetic system.
When I first looked at the system it contained an omnidirectional dome, a gel holder, and grids. It was already a very flexible set, but in the video below, I show you their latest addition to the magnetic system… the Rogue Flash Snoot.
A snoot makes it possible to really pinpoint your model. Especially with speedlights that are placed further away from a subject a snoot is essential and makes a huge difference. But Rogue didn’t just release a snoot, they actually made it possible to use the snoot in 4 different ways. And when you’re using speedlights even 8 different ways, which makes this snoot incredibly flexible.
You might wonder why you need 4 settings in the Rogue Flash Snoot.
The reason is pretty simple. When we work on location it’s not always possible to place the lights exactly where we want. With the zoom function on your strobe, you can focus the light slightly but in most cases, you need a lot more focus. And that’s where the snoot comes in. The reason you can use it in 4 different ways is that with each setting you create a slightly smaller circle, meaning you can focus the light very flexibly. In most situations, this makes the Rogue snoot a really valuable asset in your kit which makes it possible to really fine-tune your light if you can’t move the light as flexibly as you would like. Combine the snoot with a gel and you can use it for a really nice accent light on the background or a very small part of your subject.
You can order the snoot on www.frankdoorhof.com/shop or in your favorite store that sells Rogue products.
https://frankdoorhof.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Rogue-Snoot-Gel-Gel-Lens.png10941699Frank Doorhofhttps://frankdoorhof.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/studioFD_Logo-1FV.pngFrank Doorhof2022-12-02 17:38:002023-03-13 16:35:42The new Rogue Flash Snoot will blow you away…
In this blogpost some results from our model Linda
These were shot during the livestream in our digital classroom series. During the shoot I show several ways to use umbrellas to not only create great shots but also add a lot of control to the way you use your lighting.
The new Rogue umbrellas are designed for different uses. In the kit is the familiar white umbrella which you can use for bounce or shoot through. This one is great as a very neutral fill in flash or very soft lensflare.
But you also find a black reflector umbrella with a sleeve. This one is my absolute favorite because the light is much more controllable and the sleeve gives the light fall off a very nice edge which is great for feathering.
The black and white umbrella are very suitable to light white backdrops depending on the area you want to cover. The white one will give some spill in the back. The black one will one light the backdrop behind the model with a very nice smooth transfer (no hotspots like with background reflectors).
https://frankdoorhof.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Lindarogueumbrellas-Okt262022284029-Editcopy-1.jpg13652048Frank Doorhofhttps://frankdoorhof.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/studioFD_Logo-1FV.pngFrank Doorhof2022-10-27 16:31:272022-10-27 16:31:27Our new Rogue umbrellas in action and free tutorial
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