Portrait in Motion with Frank Doorhof and FlashBender 2

One of the things I love to do is solve lighting with one light, but in some cases you simply need a little bit more.

In this video I’m actually using 3 strobes.
 Don’t get me wrong I’m not the “one light will always work” kind of guy, I love using more strobes.


For the main light I’m using the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro, I love this modifier for the simple reason that if you place it close to the model it really gives a wonderful soft quality of light, and when you bend the top it also saves on batteries (and spill) because you “steer” the light to the model, and that is where you want the light of course, right?

Now this alone already gives a great shot, but to give the model a bit more 3D look I added another Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro with the Strip Grid Attachment, I love the addition of the grid because it makes it possible now to really “pin point” your light. By the addition of this light I’m now creating more of a 3D look on the model. Be aware that you don’t want this light to be “too much”, be careful with it, often 1 stop under the main light works best in my opinion.

To make the background also appears in the shot I used the Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid, the cool thing about the grid set is that it’s really small to carry around with you but very powerful because you can use it in 3 different configurations, which also helps a lot when you can’t move your light but still want a more narrow or wider beam of light.

Finally we finished the shot by adding some motion, for me this is always something I love to do, a shot that has motion…. Well it just moves me more so to say.

Final Image:

Camera Settings: 24-70mm Lens @ 50MM, ISO 200, 1/125, f/11

Frank Doorhof
Frank Doorhof


Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer with a particular interest in fine art and fashion photography. As an inspirational and highly successful photographer, Frank’s teaching style is based on the concept, “Why fake it, when you can create it.” Taking this concept to heart, Frank dedicates himself to teaching workshops throughout the world.

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