The popular online photography community Fstoppers has just published Halumin’s first full-length independent review of the H18 modifier, a lighting tool that promises to revolutionize the way you light your small subject product and food photography projects. We’d like to extend our gratitude to Gary McIntyre for his thorough and insightful review of Halumin. In this blog post, we’ll share the five key takeaways from Gary’s review that showcase the Halumin modifier’s potential to enhance the productivity of your small subject photoshoots.
1. Superior Construction and Quality
Halumin boasts a solid, durable build with reinforced stitching points, ensuring reliability for both professional and amateur photographers. Its collapsible and portable design makes it an easy-to-use solution for various photography settings.
2. Impressive Versatility
Supporting speed lights, continuous LED lights, and studio strobes, the Halumin modifier is adaptable for different lighting scenarios. You can use one or two of each type of light source, potentially replacing up to four lights in a traditional shoot. The inner diffusion layer and additional Velcro flags allow for even greater control over light modification.
With the Halumin modifier, you can easily alter the light quality by repositioning your subject or tilting the device. The modifier can be attached to lighting stands, and its optional, extendable legs provide even more flexibility for various shooting angles and positions.
4. Exceptional PerformanceGary McIntyre’s test shots with the Halumin modifier consistently yielded impressive results. The device facilitated quick and efficient shooting, with all images taken in under 10 minutes. The modifier performed admirably in a small room and can be used in a variety of ways, including flat-lay, handheld, and with gels.
5. Concluding Thoughts
The Halumin modifier is an invaluable asset for product and food photographers seeking an easy-to-use, versatile, and high-performing lighting tool. It not only delivers professional results but also reduces setup time and enhances creative possibilities. Although the full kit’s price may be a concern for some, the potential return on investment makes it a worthwhile addition to any photographer’s toolkit.