Portraiture, like any other photographic endeavor, requires that you have a good bit of gear.
Heck, even if you just have your camera, a couple of lenses, a flash and tripod, and a few other essentials, you’re carrying quite the load.
It’s a good thing there are so many photography companies out there making top-notch gear that’s lightweight, small, and easy to carry.
That’s what I meant in the title when I said “stealthy.”
The products outlined below aren’t going to cover you in an invisibility cloak…
But what they will do is help you travel lean and mean, which means you can work faster and longer, get more high-quality shots, and do so without lumbering around with a bunch of heavy gear.
Sounds good, right?
Here’s some of my favorite lightweight portraiture gadgets…
3D Flex Flash WYNG
If ever there was a small, lightweight gadget that you need for your portrait photography kit, the WYNG by 3D Flex Flash is it.
Check this thing out…
It’s 3D printed – which is just stinking cool in and of itself – and it’s incredibly durable. Made of just a single piece of plastic, this thing is flexible so it won’t rip or tear.
It’s also super easy to use.
There’s no buckles, no velcro, and no straps. You literally just slip it on your flash and start shooting. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
What’s more, this little guy is super lightweight, coming in at a mere 2 ounces. It’s completely flexible, meaning you can fold it up and shove it in your camera bag without taking up hardly any space at all. See how the WYNG is made in the video below:
That means that no matter where your photo shoot is at, you have a highly effective bounce reflector with a curved surface that reflects flattering light towards the subject, resulting in even lighting with less harsh shadows on your subject’s face.
As if that’s not enough, the WYNG doesn’t impair the movement of your flash, so you can easily switch from portrait to landscape mode, or turn the flash around for even softer lighting.
You can diffuse, bounce, and reflect light, all with one simple gadget that’s affordable too.
If that’s not flash photography simplified, I don’t know what is!