ExpoImaging, creators of the popular Rogue FlashBender 2 shapeable light modifiers for speedlights, has today announced the availability of a new reflector that will give photographers greater lighting control.
The Rogue 32” 2-in-1 Collapsible Reflector is the perfect size for location photographers. It is extremely portable and collapses to a third of its 32” open size. It is compact enough to fit in a laptop sleeve or backpack, whilst still being large enough to be useful for portraiture.
The white side of the reflector incorporates a very neutral natural white fabric, unlike many white reflectors that contain optical brighteners that reflect blue-tinted light onto a subject.
The Super Soft Silver side of the reflector makes this a great tool for speedlight shooters to control the light from their flashes or as a way to shape bright ambient light. Other silver reflectors are typically made using a thin fabric with a very shiny silver surface, which often produces a harsher fill light than desirable, especially when used with brighter light sources. In addition, the Super Soft Silver fabric reflects light more evenly than shiny silver reflectors, which are prone to producing hot spots.
“Photographers working with flashes or in bright daylight will recognise the desirability of lower-contrast silver collapsible reflectors,” says Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO.
“We are constantly looking at ways to improve and expand our popular FlashBender 2 range. We found that highly reflective shiny silver fabric is often too bright, with too much contrast for portraiture, where photographers are often looking for a softer light. Our custom Super Soft Silver fabric gives more light and contrast than white fabrics, while being softer than highly reflective shiny silver fabrics,” Erik continues.
The Rogue 32” 2-in-1 Collapsible Super Soft Silver/Natural White Reflector is priced at £29.95 incl. VAT (RRP).