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Rogue wins Hot Ones…2023

Rogue wins Hot Ones in the catogory Lighting from PPA (Professional Photographers of America)


We are proud to announce that two of our Rogue products have been selected for the Hot Ones list 2023, in the category lighting.

Read the article here

Rogue wins Hot Ones in the catogory Lighting from PPA. logo

Fiberglass umbrella kit

The umbrella is a vital piece of kit for every photographer that wants to be able to use a large/soft lightsource on location or in the studio without breaking the bank. And although umbrellas are widely used they are also often very fragile. With the Rogue Fiberglass umbrellas they tackled that problem by using fiberglass. And making the umbrellas very sturdy. But also super light. In the kit you will find a white umbrella and a black umbrella with diffuser panel.

I mostly use the white umbrella for white backgrounds.Because it will reflect the light and pass the light making it possible to use one light shaper as background light and accent on our model. Very cool.

The black umbrella with diffuser is my favourite as fill in light or a very nice soft contrast portrait light.
The umbrellas are delivered with a nice carrying bag.

The magnetic snoot

As you know I love light shapers that can be used in different ways, and the snoot does exactly that.
You can use it in 4 different settings, but when combining them with rectacular strobes you can also use them without the diffusion panel and create stunning vertical lighting patterns on your subject to really let him/her jump out.

Rogue wins Hot Ones in the catogory Lighting from PPA

The Snoot mounted on a adapter on a speedlight

The rogue snoot in action

The rogue magnetic system is absolutely awesome and together with the flashbender it gives you a total solution that fits in almost every bag

The most recent addition is the snoot. A super flexible snoot that in speedlights can be used in 8 different ways.

Today some images I shot with the snoot and as a fill in light I’m using the dome with a blue gel.

Model : Claudia

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Nadine and the Rogue snoot

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.

And a guitar…..


The Rogue products are available via www.frankdoorhof.com/shop or at your favourite camerastore selling Rogue.

The Rogue snoot in action

In todays post some images I shot with our model Claudia testing out the new Rogue snoot on Nissin speedlights.
On these images I used the Rogue snoot bare, so without the diffusion panel in the gel holder.

When you use the snoot on a speedlight you actually have 8 different ways to use the snoot.
The first 4 are of course the different settings for the size of the area covered with the snoot, but the other 4 are actually when you don’t use the diffusion material in the gel holder. With speedlights you “need” the diffusion material to create a round bundle of light, but when you take it off you actually see the rectangular size of the strobe, which gives some interesting effects 😀

In this image I’m using just the snoot. As you can see the model really jumps out, but the shadows are really dark and hardly any detail is visible. So for the next image I’m using a second strobe with the omnidirectional dome from the magnetic system and a blue gel to open up the shadows. This is super easy to do. Just make sure the dome is placed somewhere in the line of the main light source and meter it a few stops below the main light source. Or use the flash exposure compensation when you really dare to shoot ETTL in these setups 😀

It’s actually placed just outside the frame and thanks to the dome you can light both the front of the model, the background and get a nice lens flare. The dome is without a doubt one of my favourite modifiers for the speedlight when using creative lighting setups (or for beauty portraits).

Now of course we would like a bit more lens flare.
Here I moved the position and aimed it slightly more forward.

After this it was just a matter of walking around the model to get some stunning effects.

I’m always amazed by how easy it is to use speedlights in these kind of more creative setups.
With our Hensel studio strobes it’s all expected to work easily, but thanks to the right light shapers it’s now possible to really create what you want without any limitations.


The Rogue products can be bought via www.frankdoorhof.com/shop or in your favourite camera store selling Rogue.