Create dramatic flash effects with a honeycomb grid
Lauren Scott adds honeycomb grids for professional flash effects
Flash might not seem very versatile when it comes to shooting portraits, but used in the right way it can create dramatic hard-lit results. Modifying your flash needn’t be a complex task, either. The trick is in using honeycomb grids to create a narrow beam of light, which stop it from spilling everywhere. These grids are ideal for dramatic lighting setups when you need a contrasty photo.
In this project, we’ll show you how to use Lastolite’s Strobo kit with a honeycomb attachment. It’s a compact, creative, yet simple to use light-modifying system for flashguns. Even better, you get this flash kit for free when you subscribe to Photoplus (page 38).
For this shoot we used the Lastolite honeycomb grids on a Speedlite to highlight the facial features of the model and separate her from a dark background. The method is simple, but the results are stunning. Follow along, and find out how to do it yourself…