Field Review: Gary Fong Origami (Day 1)

After reviewing the Gary Lightsphere Collapsible and being very impressed with its usage in practical photography situations, the Gary Fong Origami ended up at my doorstep for review/keeps. It’s a very unique item unlike anything I’ve seen before. When I was being shown a demo of the unit back at Photo Plus, I looked at the unit in complete confusion saying to myself, “How the heck am I supposed to use this?”

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Review: Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible

The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsibleis a product that has been used on and off again in The Phoblographer’s postings, but one that has never received a full, proper field review. Called by many to be nothing more than a Chinese soupbowl, my tests have proven that if it is, it is one hell of a versatile one. It has been tested at events, part of a wedding and a concert. Let’s dive right in, here is the full field review.

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Samples of The Orbis At a Wedding

A full review of the Orbis is coming, but I recently shot a wedding using it. How did it fare? Very well actually. It’s amazing how subjects tend to react when seeing a ring flash vs the standard flashes that they’re so used to seeing professionals carry. Here are some samples.

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The Complete Gary Fong Puffer Review

Even the best photographer could never use Jedi Mind tricks on light. A photographer that cannot deal with the absence of light is lost. That’s why we have tools to help us. The Gary Fong Pufferis a great tool.  If all else fails, or if you need a more compact flash diffuser, it is there. The light that comes from your pop up flash can be strong, but with proper use the Gary Fong Puffer, somewhat supple light can be made.

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