Japanese photographer Nishihiro has come up with a clever and bizarre lighting accessory: he transformed a party helmet intended for beer cans into an approach to mount off-camera flashes to his head.
You can discover these sorts of party helmet online for about $7 to $15, and they come with a can holder on each side of your head just as a forked straw that gives you a chance to suck from the two cans on the double.
But instead of cans, Nishihiro inserted flashes into the holders.
He also placed circular diffusers in front of each flash for softer lighting (and a Mickey Mouse look).
And when Nishihiro doesn’t need double the flash power and would rather stay hydrated during a shoot, he swaps out one of the flashes for a drink.
Nishihiro’s idea has gone viral over in Japan, and other photographers are now following in his footsteps.
If you’d like one of these flash helmets of your own, just head over to Amazon and do a search for “beer helmet.”
via : PetaPixel
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