August 5 2011 - Photo Jottings

August 5 2011


Rogue 3 in 1 honeycomb grid review.

Rogue makes some pretty neat products, most of which are actually useful for the average photographer.  The 3 in 1 honeycomb grid is designed to fit over a standard camera accessory flash unit, and provides a way to control the coverage of light that falls on the subject.  Grids are better than snoots, although the difference is sometimes subtle.

Grids are used to concentrate light on objects without causing unwanted ‘spill’ light that might over-expose other areas in the scene or cause large, harsh shadows.  They can also project a beam of light for quite a distance so you can keep the stands and flashes out of your pictures.

These Rogue grids will appeal to people that want to take their photography to a higher level, and need something with a small footprint for their camera bag that will hold up to constant use.  People that are still in the experimental stage of photography can fashion a snoot out of a corn flakes box and get acceptable results.  Grids can be made from various lengths of drinking straws glued together and encased in a foam wrap to make them fit over a flash head, although this method may give results closer to a snoot than a grid because of the hole size, length and shape.

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