Our 5 Favorite Photo Gadgets & Gizmos: Studio Photography Stuff

Photojojo Ring Flash Adapter: This handy, portable device is made for use with your DSLR camera and most external flash units. The Ring Flash Adapter is an easy to use reflective circle that attaches to the front of your external flash unit using a durable nylon strap. It requires no batteries (or cords) because it uses the flash you already have. It will give your photos a soft, even glow and won’t fill your gear bag or studio with bulky, expensive, hard to use equipment. The suggested retail price is $40.

More info on the Ring Flash Adapter here.


Chimera Urban Series Chain 1 Window Pattern: Cucoloris are used to create interesting shadow patterns. The Chimera Window Patterns measure 16x16 inches, are lightweight, durable and designed for use with Chimera Panel Frames. You may combine two patterns and use them in combination with color gels. This device is portable and easily attaches to a frame with Velcro fasteners. The suggested retail price is $37.

More info on the Chimera Urban Series Cucoloris here.

Manfrotto’s LUMIE Play: The LUMIE Play is the smallest LED light in the LUMIE line. The Play is ideal won’t take up much room in your gear bag or studio and you can even keep it in your pocket for use on the go. It is a multi-purpose light that is highly useful for videos and as fill light in photography. The USB rechargeable Li-Pol batteries provide long battery life allowing you to make the most of the photo/video shoot. The LUMIE Play comes with a hot shoe mount, also provided with a standard ¼’’ thread to enable you to attach it directly to a tripod or alternative supports. Also included in each kit is a snap-fit filter mount and filters, which modify the color temperature and diffusion of the light—you can simultaneously use up to 3 to achieve various effects. The filters and filter mount are all supplied with they own carrying case. The suggested retail price is $49.99.

More info on the LUMIE Play here.


Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography: This is an ideal tool for achieving great color balance in all of your photos. The Vello White Balance card set can be used in any lighting conditions—both pre and post-production. The set includes an 18 percent grey card, a white card, a black card and a handy detachable lanyard that keeps them all safe and ready to use any time. The are made for use with all digital cameras and measure just 3.25x2 inches. The suggested retail price is $9.95.

More info on the Vello card set here.

The Paul C. Buff Honeycomb Grid: This ring reflector snaps directly into the recessed outer lip on the reflector and takes the 80° beam spread on the reflector down to just 20°. It features a banded center hole that allows for traditional aim-through ringflash use. This 20° honeycomb grid for the 10ABR/R ring reflector has a 60-day absolute satisfaction guarantee and a 1-year factory warranty. The suggested retail price is $59.95.

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