Lastolite Strobo Gobo £75, $92
Ever wondered how you could recreate the projected silhouette backgrounds cast by theatre spotlights using your flashgun? That’s the aim of the Strobo Gobo.
This small box acts a bit like a filter holder, but attaches straight to your flashgun via a bracket. Annoyingly the bracket isn’t included, and it’ll set you back an additional £25/$36, but on the upside, it can be used with other modifiers in the Strobo range. Once you’re ready to shoot, simply slide a gobo (a metal stencilled plate) into the holder, fire the flashgun and hey presto: a background silhouette. There’s even space in the holder to add coloured gels if you want to.
Lastolite includes two gobo patterns to get you going, with additional foliage or windowdesign packs available separately.
The Strobo Gobo is incredibly simple in concept, yet really adds depth to a portrait shot