There are some pretty cool ways to add lighting effects to your images in post thanks to overlays and presets, and for the most part they do a really good job, but we all know that doing things in camera can yield better results. Thanks to some new mountable prisms from PrismLensFX, getting great color and lighting effects in your images may be easier than ever. Join us after the break to find out more about them.
There are lots of ways to add great lighting effects to your images in camera. You can hold a CD under the lens to create some nice flair, you can even hold your smartphone under the lens to create some cool reflections or bounce some light around. You’re going to get some interesting effects for sure, but all of these methods have one thing in common; you have to hold the item and your camera. That can make things quite difficult.
News about PrismLensFX’s mountable prisms recently broke over at No Film School, and the product looks like it will make creating lighting and color effects in camera much easier. What’s really great is that the prisms are mountable to a variety of attachments, including a fully articulating arm that will screw into the tripod mount of any camera. By using the articulating mount you’ll be able to keep both hands on your camera, which means crisper, cleaner, sharper shots.
While the mountable prisms from PrismLensFX were originally designed for videographers, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t incorporate them into your photography workflow. I can imagine them being used to create some pretty stunning portraits, you can create some flare in your street photos, and your cityscapes could become very unique. You could even use them in your landscape photos. Your images will certainly stand out against the pack, and that’s what we all want. Who says you have to conform to the norms. Be different, break some photography rules, and create images that haven’t been seen or done before.
As with many things, the only limiting factor is your imagination and level of creativity. If you want to create unique, one of a kind images, adding a tool like this into your photography workflow might really be able to get your creative juices flowing.
The mountable prism’s are available for pre-order right now, and several different products and bundles are available ranging in price from $85 to $195. If you’d like to learn more about these mountable prism’s and how you can bring their lighting and color effects into your images in camera, you can head to PrismLensFX’s website.
Have you ever used prisms like this in your images? Can you see yourself using a prism to add color and lighting effects to your images? Do you think it’s just easier to add them with overlays in post? Let us know in the comments section below.