As soon as autumn hit this year, our relatives called up my husband and I to shoot their annual family photos during the harvest at their farm. The light was nice and even on an overcast day. That being said, we wanted to add a bit more depth to our images and decided to use an off-camera strobe as a hair light with a honeycomb grid from ExpoImaging. I was really impressed with the results.
When attached to my flash, the honeycomb grid created a spot of light with a gradual fall-off. The angle of the grid determines the size of the spot light, the smaller-degree grids produce smaller spot lights, and larger angles produce larger spot lights. Since I was shooting photos of individuals as well as groups, I needed to be able to adjust the alignment, so the Rogue’s stacking system was ideal. The Rogue’s stacking honeycomb grids can be used independently for the 25˚ or the 45˚ spots, or stacked together to create the 16˚ spot. They are designed to align precisely so they can be stacked without creating shadows or reducing light output.
I also found the Rogue system to be significantly easier to handle and set up than other light modifiers. The 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid securely attaches to the flash using an adjustable strap with snaps. Since we were trekking around the farm, it was nice that this modifier is very light weight. It also comes in a nice nylon storage pouch, which is always a bonus. For more information about the Rogue 3-In-1 Honeycomb Grid or other light modifiers from Rogue, visit thecamerastore.com or www.redravenphoto.com.