Do you know how studio lighting works?
A lot of you might, but for those of you who do not, we use artificial lights known as Strobes(Bigger and more powerful version of a camera flash), Modifiers to be put on strobes, reflectors, and diffusers.
Studio lighting gives us a lot more control over light than when shooting outside in natural light. This process is very old and has been used since the days of SLRs.
This might change soon!!
Brono, a new Norwegian lighting solution, aims at revolutionalizing studio lighting by letting photographers have more control over the light setups. It’s basically a large grid of mirrors that can be adjusted individually.
The yet-to-be-patented invention is the brainchild of Svein Utigård, a professional photographer with more than three decades of experience.
Every Brono aluminum frame is a box that has 12 protruding rods with magnetic ball heads. A mirror with a magnetic mount on the back can be connected to each ball head and moved in any direction.
By using so many moving mirrors, the original light source splits into many light sources. With these light sources, you can adjust the light for optimal use, in an infinite number of angles.
Two Brono frames can be attached to each other’s edges using a hinge and closed like a suitcase for transportation.
Another universe of possibilities emerges when you use mirrors of different shapes and colors (with filters). And in addition to using Brono in a studio setting with constant lighting, you can also take it outdoors to bounce sunlight.
Here’s a short 1-minute video showing how Brono can be used with both hard and soft lighting setups to light a subject:
Here’s another short 1-minute video that offers glimpses into a workshop that was held for using Brono:
Brono was announced at CES 2018 earlier this year, and it’s now available for purchase for photographers in the US and in Europe. It’s not carried by any retailers or even in a Brono online store — it’ll be available “soon” through the website, the company says — but you can contact the company directly via email if you’re interested.
What do you think of this grid of mirrors? Let us know in the comments below