Product Photography with the Light Blaster, a $3,450 Cheaper Alternative to Broncolor’s Optical Spot

We introduced you to the Light Blaster when it first came out in July of last year. A neat light modifier, it allowed you to use a lens and flash to project all sorts of patterns, slides and other non-digital backgrounds (or foregrounds) into your images.

The creative possibilities are pretty vast, but if you want to see what happens when a professional studio photographer gets his hands on it and starts experimenting, Alex Koloskov of Photigy is more than happy to oblige.

In the video above, Koloskov reviews the Light Blaster, introducing you to the device and then showing you how the $100 attachment allows him to create photographs he had previously been using the $3,550 Broncolor Optical Spot to achieve.

Below is the resulting image from the test:


According to Koloskov’s blog post about the test, what you’re seeing above is pretty much straight out of camera. The only thing they did was adjust colors in Camera RAW.

And if that’s not good enough for you, you can see more true SOOC pictures by heading over to the full post on Photigy. Those haven’t even been adjusted in Camera RAW.

Check out that link above to see more, and then if you’d like to find out more about the Light Blaster, you can read our previous coverage or go straight to the Light Blaster website by clicking here.

Image credits: Photograph by Alex Koloskov and used with permission