Beauty Dish with Bowens fit and Elinchrom fit

beauty dish

Beauty Dish

A Beauty Dish is a great light modifier to have at your disposal we do two types that fit to Studio Flash lighting heads either Bowens fit or Elinchrom fit. They can be used as a single light for classic beauty shots, they are more versatile than that.

The Beauty Dish comes with an inner reflector that will go in two positions to give a different angle of light, a shower cap diffuser that will diffuse the light coming from thebeauty dish and a grid that slots in using sprung clips to keep it securely in place. This is known as a 42cm beauty dish although the measurement is actually 41cm.

We have a video using it in a tutorial lighting and capturing something dropped into water  it can be seen here http://youtu.be/UqM2Zzd5-YI

We have now got an overview video of the beauty dish to show you exactly what the product is and what it comes with.

 

3 head Flash Adapter

3 head flash adapter3 Head Flash Adapter

For Flash Lighting  3 head Flash adapter or Tri head flash adapter has 3 cold shoes to allow you to mount 3 speedlites, each cold shoe is adjustable to make the off camera flash secure. There is a threaded bush on the bottom with a 1/4 thread so it will fit to a ballhead, flash bracket or a lightstand. With an umbrella hole in the centre is comes with a locking screw, this can be used for umbrellas or umbrella softboxes like our Speedlight Softbox.

Very small the 3 head flash lighting adapter is an ideal accessory to slip into your bag for when needed, the cold shoes will screw off. This will then reveal a 1/4 thread which would allow you to attach a wireless trigger.

Take a look at the video to show you how it works and what it does.

Multiclip How to use it in Photography

Smick Multiclip

Studio Flash Accessories Photographic Multiclip

The Photographic Multiclip is a great piece of kit very simple but effective and can be used with any flash lighting reflector this accessory is something everyone should have in their bag we would love to know the uses. You can use the Multiclip as a French Flag to feather light away from the areas you want or block off areas you don’t want the light to fall. The Photographic Multiclip is in the Studio Accessories Various category and the sub category along with a lot more different bit and pieces.

A Photographic Multiclip is a piece of kit that is so simple but often overlooked or not known about, this is something every photographer who uses studio flash lighting should have in their kit. There can be other uses for this device that we would like to know about, so if you have different uses for it please let us know. In the video we explore the conventional us for the Photographic Multiclip, we have many different studio accessories and for off camera flash so go to our site to have a look around the eccommerce side smick.co.uk/sonline.

To show exactly how to use it we have made a small video.

 

Studio Flash Lighting

If your thinking of investing in some studio flash then we have some specials on offer to tempt you.

Starting with our 180Ws flash lighting kit this is a two head kit and includes 2 flash heads, 2 light stands, a 60 x 40 softbox, a white translucent umbrella and an 80cm gold/silver reflector we are going to include the Studio Bag Medium which normally sells separately for £33.99 so a great saving. This is an ideal starter kit and you can achieve lots with this setup, we also have 2 videos using this kit the first one is an overview of the kit 180W 2 head studio flash kit with Gavin Hoey doing the honours and we have a Studio Flash Lighting Tutorial also hosted by Gavin.

Next up is our 300Ws flash kit the 300W 2 Head Studio Flash kit again we have an overview video of this Studio Flash SD series Overview this kit comes with 2 300Ws flash heads, 2 light stands, 60 x 80cm softbox, umbrella of your choice, wireless trigger and a lightstand bag. Again we are also going to include the Studio Bag Medium with this. This kit will give you the power and flexibility to tackle most things and you won’t be lacking power.

 

If you want slightly more power then we have the  400W 2 head Flash Kit these 400Ws flash heads have digital readouts to give more accurate power settings, this kit comes with 2 400Ws flash heads, 2 lightstands. 60 x 80cm softbox, umbrella of choice and wireless trigger. There is an overview video E400 and E800 studio flash overview and a 120cm Softbox Portrait Lighting Tutorial video using this the 400Ws flash head.

With this kit we will be including the Excel Studio Lighting Bag – Case.

When ordering do not include a bag the bag we are including will come automatically as part of the kit.

Bowens fit Speedlight bracket

We have several brackets in our strobe category, this one is the Strobe speedlight adapter Bowens fit T Mount bracket that allows you to mount your speedlight and attach Bowens fit accessories we also have a Strobe speedlight adapter Bowens fit L Mount bracket. We have produced an overview video of the T mount bracket to show you close up how it works.

 

We also now have a video made by Gavin Hoey showing the Strobe speedlight adapter Bowens fit T Mount and Beauty dish it includes a tutorial using the adapter to photograph objects in water.

 

Studio Lighting Bag / Case Autumn offer

We have new studio lighting arriving soon and as bags and cases take up a lot of space we are offering them at reduced prices to clear some space in our warehouse.

If you have any studio lighting whether it be studio flash or video lighting you will need somewhere to store it and you may need to take it to different locations. Well the answer is a bag or case, this keeps it all in one place and is easily transported.

We have quite a range of studio lighting bags and cases all different shapes and sizes some big some small in fact we have something to fit everyone’s needs. Starting with a Large Stand Bag, this will take up to three stands up to 105cm long it opens along its length and at one end with three pockets to slide the stands into.

The next bag is a general studio bag it has velcro dividers so you can have just a open space or use the dividers to configure it for your needs,  Studio Bag Medium.

Slightly larger again with dividers and plenty of padding the Studio Bigbag

Next up is our Wheely bags one smaller Studio Lighting Wheely Bag – Case this comes with wheels a pull out handle a side pocket and a top opening for stands,  then one very large, Very Large Studio Lighting Wheely Bag – Case again this has wheels a pull out handle and top opening. Both of theses have dividers that can be configured as you want.

The Excel Studio Lighting Bag – Case is a great size and shape and is also configurable inside and has 2 outside pockets this is currently the best value.

Last but not least our premium bag, Large Studio Lighting Bag – Case this although a soft case has rigid sides, reinforced corners and will take a lot of punishment. 2 front pockets one large enough to take a laptop.

 

Take a look at our Special Offers category.

Studio Flash 180ws

The summer is now over and with autumnal weather setting in our thoughts  turn to what we can photograph indoors and possibly setting up our own studio, with a small studio set up you can take all those family portraits or even start a small business taking portraits and baby pictures. With this in mind we have come up with a great offer on our 2 head M180 studio flash lighting kit a very versatile starter kit, the M180 heads are digital and we have 2 videos, one is an overview and explains exactly how they work the other one is a portrait tutorial to give you some ideas.

180W 2 head studio flash kit video

Studio Flash Lighting Tutorial video

Our special offer is that not only will you get the kit of 2 x M180 heads 2 x stands a 60 x 40cm softbox and an 80cm gold/silver reflector, were going to include a snoot (ST150), a wireless trigger (CYA4), 40 x 40cm softbox (SB4040) and a 91cm gold umbrella (GU110) these extras add up to a total of £88.66. This offer is only available for a limited time check the here to see if still available 180Ws Flash Lighting Kit.

We also have a great adapter available for this unit that allows you to use Bowens fit or S – type fit accessories and light modifiers Bowens fit adapter for flash heads

Not forgetting we also have 300ws – 800ws studio flash kits in our studio flash lighting categories

 

Studio Flash Softbox Offer

Up until the end of August we have some great offers on our studio Flash softboxes up to 15% off selected boxes. All our softboxes have an inner and outer diffuser.

60 x 80cm softbox available in Bowens and Elinchrom has 15% off

80 x 120cm softbox available in Bowens or Elinchrom fit has 10% off.

80 x 80cm folding softbox available in Bowens or Elinchrom fit has 10% off.

80 x 120cm Ezy up softbox including a removable grid available in Bowens or Elinchrom fit has 10% off.

Octagonal 150cm softbox available in Bowens or Elinchrom fit has 10% off.

Octagonal 120cm Octagonal Ezy up softbox including removable grid available in Bowens or Elinchrom fit has 10% off.

Check out our special offers category.

We have a great video showing how to get some great results from an octagonal softbox the 120cm Softbox Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Studio Flash Portrait Lighting

Take one of our 400ws studio flash heads and a 120cm octagonal softbox, we also sell 150cm octagonal softboxes and see how you can achieve a soft wrap around light by following this delightful video anyone can achieve. In the video tutorial the versatility you can get with just a simple set up, add another flash head and using the large softbox as a backdrop achieve a pure white background, this is similar to how Lastolite use their background light boxes. Gavin Hoey presents this in a simple to understand manner without much jargon.

120cm Softbox Portrait Lighting Tutorial

In the E series studio flash heads and studio flash kits we have two power model 400Ws and 800Ws strobes both these have the same function and there is also an overview video.

E series overview video

We also have our popular SD series studio flash heads and studio flash kits there are two model 300Ws and 600Ws again the functions are identical on both these models and there is an overview video.

SD series overview video