Flashgun modifier kits
Flashguns are great, but often they need a little help to really shine
A good flashgun is essential, but these kits can turn the best into something even more versatile
There’s nothing quite like the humble flashgun for providing instant illumination in a portable package. Add a light modifier and even more lighting effects can be had. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to individual modifiers, but most manufacturers also offer kits containing a variety of popular accessories.
There will usually be something in the mix to soften light, whether it be a rigid diffusion cap or dome, or a flat-pack fabric softbox. Alternatively, if you’re after a more focused feel, go for a kit containing a snoot or honeycomb attachment. These concentrate light into a tight beam to isolate a subject or produce a defined hair light.
Many kits also pack coloured gels for generating a cool or warm feel. Some are intelligently designed to make several modifiers from a single, customizable attachment. We’ve selected six popular kits to find out which contains the best gadgets for maximizing your creative potential.