What exactly do we mean by "Light done right"?
The best light produced by your flash doesn’t come directly from the flash itself. Rather, it comes from wherever the light is bounced. That’s because when the light from the flash is bounced off a ceiling or wall, that surface becomes the actual source of light that strikes the subject being photographed.
The bright spot bouncing off the ceiling functions like an enormous softbox that illuminates the subject with directional, soft lighting. The effect is comparable to placing a physical softbox above the subject.
Now, you may already know all this but have wondered why some of your bounced-flash results look undesirably similar to direct flash.
Here's the reason: If the subject can see light coming from your flash, that means the light will hit the subject in the face, washing out potential benefits of the light that has been so beautifully bounced. It’s easy to point your flash at an angle without realizing that part of the device is also aimed at the subject, explaining why your bounced-flash shots may not always look ”picture perfect.”
The eclipse light shield solves this problem, affording you the best possible bounced lighting at all times.
Lighting manipulated for optimal results, exactly the way it should be. That’s what we mean by “Light Done Right”!
Let's take a look at five key aspects of the eclipse light shield.
The structural design prompts the light shield to “float” around the flash head, without touching any of the sides. This allows significant light to output freely, while stray, insignificant light is blocked—even when the flash head is zoomed to a wider setting. The “smart” eclipse light shield does not block light intended for bounce.
The eclipse light shield will protect your subject and surroundings from direct flash at virtually any position your flash head is pointed for bouncing light.
Size and Weight
The eclipse light shield is about the size of a baseball cap and weighs merely 0.50 ounce (14.2 grams). The shield itself weighs only a 0.25 ounce (7.1 grams), applying virtually no pressure to your flash head.
The camera/flash is free to change between portrait and landscape orientations, without the need for any adjustments to the eclipse light shield.
The flash and subject are free to move about without having to adjust the eclipse light shield from shot to shot.