BounceLite £100, $157
It’s no secret that one of the easiest ways to get softer illumination from your flashgun is simply to bounce the light off a white ceiling or wall. But you don’t always have a white wall to hand, so the BounceLite aims to recreate the same softening effect, no matter where you’re shooting.
You pop the box onto your flashgun, and its white interior walls and roof bounce the light through the diffusion panel on the front. The roof can hinge open, enabling you to reflect just the right amount of light onto your subject, and there’s even a slot where you can insert a diffusion panel or coloured gels.
The result is improved softness of light that’s easy to control yet shows minimal light loss (though a ring-light modifier will produce an even softer effect).
Flip the BounceLite’s roof all the way up and you can use it like a standard pop-up bounce card