New Portrait using the Rogue Flashbender 2 Softbox

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 19, 2015

Category: General

Following on from a post I shared last week, I just wanted to show you a new portrait that I took using the Rogue Flashbender 2 Softbox.

The portrait below is of my dear friend Tom and previousIy mentioned that because of a few recommendations, I’ve been trying out a few different modifiers to use in my Anytime Anywhere kit,  which up until now has seen me using the Lumiquest III Softbox and the Lastolite Ezybox Speedlight.

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Well, having had a week or so to play with the Rogue I’m really liking it, so it’s definitely going to be staying in the kit. The design is great in that it collapses down so small it actually fits in the front pocket of my small Think Tank Retrospective 5 camera bag, it’s quick and easy to attach and because of the diffusion material you’re able to get really nice soft light from it.

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All in all I’m loving all of the 3 modifiers I’ve been trying out, so my thoughts (for now) are that I’ll stick to using the Rogue Flashbender 2 Softbox most of the time because it gives me a great combination of size, it compacts down to fit in the bag and the light is softer than the Lumiquest.

Catch you next time,
Glyn

•Check out the LARGE version of TOM over on my 500px page by CLICKING HERE

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3 Comments

  1. Dave T

    Interesting post Glyn as I too have adopted this same piece of kit for off camera flash work. The fact it folds flat is ideal for transporting it in my camera bag. And I love the idea that I can also just roll the modifier and make a snoot out of it too – two pieces of kit in one. Brilliant.

    BTW have you stopped posting on G+?
    Dave

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    • Glyn Dewis

      Hi Dave. Great to hear you’re using the Flashbender Softbox too and yeah so versatile huh 🙂
      Re G+ yeah I’ve kind of given it a break over there and concentrating more on the Instagram side of things linked in with FB and Twitter. Unfortunately G+ seems to be going by the wayside and isn’t supported by lots of the other social media sites.

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  2. Nandish Desai

    Great shot Glyn. Did you use your invisible black background technique? If yes, how could you get a shallow DOF? Amazing work.

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