Today we are launching a great deal on our Flash Disc light modifiers for those of you living in the European Union. If you add 3 Flash Discs to your Amazon Cart, you will get a special sale price for only 2 (basically buy 2 get 1 free). The Fstoppers Flash Disc is basically a small softbox that folds up and fits into your pocket. It's perfect for photographers on the go who need soft light without the hassle that comes with using a large softbox. As we mentioned before, selling the Flash Disc in Europe has been a huge pain in the butt and once our current inventory is sold out we will not be replenishing any more in the Amazon.co.uk store.
If you are not familiar with the Fstoppers Flash Disc, it is a small 12" circular softbox for speedlights. It is build around the same concept as many large twistable reflectors and therefore it can fold up into a compact sphere that will actually fit into your pocket. Lee and I have been using this light modifier for years, and it works great for quick shooting conditions such as weddings, editorial work, food, details, ring shots, products, and even portraits. Keep in mind, this small collapsible softbox will never replace a large softbox but it is an super convenient tool for when large studio light modifiers are too cumbersome to use.
While we recommend using this small softlighter for off-camera applications, we've noticed a lot of photographers using it directly on their on-camera flash for a softer direct flash look. If you don't mind looking a bit silly, this method can help soften your on-camera flash, but where the Flash Disc really shines is with off-camera lighting. Set up two or three of these modifier around your subject and you can get soft, directional lighting using your small speedlights.
We would love to offer the Flash Disc to photographers around the world but having to deal with accountants and paying overseas customs and taxes has proved to be a big headache for us. Unfortunately once these units sell out in our UK Amazon store we will not be shipping more to the European market. Keep in mind, the Amazon Uk store will ship anywhere in the European Union so most everyone in Europe is eligible for shipping.
Below are a few tutorials we made showing how the Flash Disc can be used for headshots and product shots in the studio. You can also see how the Flash Disc can be used for on location swimwear portraits in the Flash Disc Promo video below as well.