A review of the innovative Gary Fong range.
Published 9th July 2015
The range of original lighting modifiers are the perfect companion for all on-the go photographers and strobist enthusiasts as they provide total light control, and achieve a softer professional image.
Gary Fong boasts an impressive number of weddings – over 10,000 and counting. As well as weddings he has also photographed the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Paul McCartney, Bruce Lee, Priscilla Presley, among other famous names. Fong also pioneered the “Storybook Concept”, which is a style of wedding photography that mimics an on-set storyboard – using sequential photo layouts as opposed to static & posed images. This is a style that remains extremely popular with weddings. Gary Fong is considered one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world.
Here I will show you some of his most popular products in his range and explain the difference between his popular kits.
The Lightsphere is the most popular is Gary Fong’s innovative range. It creates a soft light that produces bright and vivid colours, resulting in beautiful skin tones & brightened faces.
With its sleek black finish, the Snoot includes the PowerGrid which helps limit the spread of light from your flash. Taking care of any light spill & directing the light on your subject.Great for producing mood & dramatic lighting.
The Powersnoot features a parabolic interior which allows you to concentrate on areas you wish to highlight, also more importantly, away from where you don’t. Achieve a softer and dramatic light by using the inverted white dome. Perfect for that glamour effect.
The lightsphere coloured dome kit comes with four coloured domes including green, blue, red & grey which can be attached to the lightsphere. This kit allows you to modify the hues & mix by creating beautiful colours such as purples or warm oranges.
The Chromedome helps increase the output of light dramatically, without losing the diffusion properties. The chrome plated panel shoots light forward, while the inverted bowl bursts more light into the bowl, brightening your image substantially.
GARY FONG LIGHTING KITS
As well as individual products, Gary Fong has also tailored 3 kits that cater for any strobist
The Wedding & Events kit features the lightsphere collapsible with speed mount, an amber dome, a white dome, a grey dome, instructional DVD & a very handy carry bag to hold your gear. This kit is tailored to to help you get started with modifying & experimenting with light from an on camera hot shoe mounted speedlite or flash unit. Perfect for general diffusion it also features the speed mount for easily attaching & detaching the Lightsphere via the loop fasteners.
The amber dome produces a warming effect which softens your light source. The white dome produces a general diffusion & finally the grey dome is can be used for colour correction, perfect for any post editing.
The Lightsphere Collapsible Portrait Lighting Kit features the Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount, a Speed Snoot, a white dome, a grey dome, instructional DVD & a very handy carry bag. Also like the previous kit, it is tailored to help you get started with modifying & experimenting with light from a hot shoe mounted speedlite or flash. The included Speed Snoot is used for limiting the spread of light from your flash.
The Lightsphere Collapsible Fashion and Commercial Lighting Kit includes the Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed mount, a Speed Snoot, a white dome, a grey dome, amber dome, coloured gel kit, printed field guides, instructional DVD & a handy carry bag.