Beauty Dish for Flash Photography

October 12, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Speedlight Pro Kit’s latest innovation, a flash-mounted 46cm beauty dish, is being launched in Europe. Designed for portraiture, the beauty dish consists of two key elements; a large white collar and an inverted silvered cone mounted within.  The dish is fixed to the flash so that its light is bounced back off the cone’s silvered surface onto the white material giving an even and flattering lift to the subject. The opaque central portion of the cone diverts away light from the centre, thus eliminating hotspots and harsh shadows. The beauty dish retails at £52.00 via the website below.

Website: Speedlight Pro Kit

Press Release

Speedlight Pro Kit adds Beauty Dish to its flash modifier range.

London, October 12th 2009

Speedlight Pro Kit’s latest innovation, a flash-mounted 46cm beauty dish, is being launched in Europe.

Designed for portraiture, the beauty dish consists of two key elements; a large white collar and an inverted silvered cone mounted within.  The dish is fixed to the flash so that its light is bounced back off the cone’s silvered surface onto the white material giving an even and flattering lift to the subject. The opaque central portion of the cone diverts away light from the centre, thus eliminating hotspots and harsh shadows.

The dish is effective in a stand off position yet is also light enough to be handheld very close to the subject to improve the softness of the tone and the light intensity.

Made for professionals and enthusiasts who want to get studio quality lighting effects from flash the dish is designed to be easy to stow and carry.  As with the rest of the Speedlight Pro Kit range, its components fit together with poppers and are strapped to the flash with high quality Velcro strips and rubber grips.  It’s quick to assemble and simple to break down.

Said Speedlight Pro Kit’s Dennis Kok: “We were constantly being asked to produce a beauty dish; something that would lift and flatter the face for portraiture.  We think we’ve come up with one of our best modifiers yet.  The beauty dish delivers studio quality effects while being completely portable for the photographer on the move.”

Said Speedlight Pro Kit’s Joe Chan: “There’s probably nothing the human eye is more sensitive to than the human face, so portraiture is one of the most demanding disciplines in photography. We used a silvered surface to maximise the beauty dish’s light capture, but then by bouncing the light off the white collar it’s rendered subtle and flattering on skin. We think this will become a must-have in every photographer’s kit bag.”

The beauty dish retails at £52.00 via www.speedlightprokit.co.uk



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