25 years ago, Quest Couch and Heidi Kenny were operating Quest Productions, a company specialising in high-end corporate multimedia.
The still photography required for this type of work necessitated fast setups on location, under a variety of circumstances. These demands led to the development of the LumiQuest line of flash accessories.
“From our very first designs, the emphasis was on simple light modifiers that worked, rather than gimmicks that would sell.”
This mission has led to over 25 different devices designed to solve real lighting problems in the field.
“All of our light modifiers serve specific purposes by combining the photographers’ needs with the basic laws of physics to create simple, effective accessories that work. We continue to listen to photographers’ problems and share their vision … to help them create images that are beyond their wildest dreams.”
The patented marriage of neoprene and Velcro® loop results in a strap that applies a constant 3 lb. (1.36kg) tension to the flash with a non skid surface. The rugged UltraStrap attaches to most flashes in seconds to provide a secure attachment point for all LumiQuest accessories.
David Hobby (Strobist):
“LumiQuest is proud of their new Ultra Straps, and wants to put one of the stretchy, grippy mod mounts in every bag. Oh, and if you have not tried one of these yet, you are gonna like it.”
“The LumiQuest Ultra Strap is the most secure way of attaching a light shaper to a small flash I’ve come across … it really works …”
Compact enough to take on location, yet equally at home in your studio. The products included in this Kit offer the photographer many options for shooting portrait type work on location. The Kit includes the SoftBox III, Snoot XTR, FXtra and two UltraStraps.
We hope you can brave the weather to come and see our Think Tank Photo and Orbis product specialist Helen Atkinson for guidance on work, travel and storage solutions for your gear, at the Jacobs Digital Photo & Video Newcastle IN STORE EVENT.
We look forward to seeing you there this Saturday 11th December 2010, from 10am to 4pm.
Snapperstuff make their debut at: The Societies (SWPP) 2011 Photographic Convention.
We will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo camera bags & accessories AND the Orbis ring flash.
Experts will also be on hand to answer your questions and help you find the carry and work solution most suited to you and your gear.
Convention Dates : 10th-17th January 2011
Trade Show Dates: 14th-16th January 2011 (inclusive) Trade Show Days: Friday – Sunday (inclusive)
Venue: Novotel (London West) – Hammersmith, London
Both The Societies’ (SWPP) members and non-members are welcome and if you pre-register now, entry is free to the Trade Show. Register with SWPP before 30th November 2010 and have the chance of winning an Epson Stylus Photo R2880.
‘The 2011 Convention is a veritable feast of education with eight days of action packed programmes designed to help you, the photographer, put your imagery ahead of the game.
The three day Trade Show spanning the Friday to Sunday is a gathering of the who’s who in the photographic industry with the ‘big guns’ present and eager to show you the latest in technology and design.’
‘Unmissable: a complete ‘no-brainer’ for any serious photographer’
It’s big. Very big. In fact it’s one of the biggest photographic conventions in Europe. And, if you are serious about your photography this event is a complete ‘no-brainer.’ You just HAVE to be there – you and some of the biggest names in the global imaging business. It’s your photographic ‘me time’.
Over 250 imaging companies will be exhibiting.
Get ‘hands on’ with all the latest equipment from all the top manufacturers – and take your own camera to capture images on special ‘’hot’ sets.
The frio™ is the essential adaptor to connect all your favourite hotshoe gear to anything with a 1/4″-20 tripod stud, giving you the freedom to Connect, Combine, Create™.
The frio™ is the world’s first and only universal hotshoe tripod adaptor with patent-pending Dual Lock Security: Slip’n’Click™ technology.
It is the only coldshoe adaptor in the world that has the added security of a dual lock mechanism, so the gear you love the most (the expensive stuff) can be safely secured to any lightstand, tripod, rig or grip that you’ve got.
It connects your hotshoe gear quickly to your tripod, lightstand, rig and grip gear. Once safely on, your gear is secure thanks to the patent-pending dual lock security – Slip’n’Click™ technology – but can be removed in an instant.
The frio’s™ universal design means that it gets along with all your favourite equipment like photo flashes / strobes including the Nikon SB900, not forgetting video DSLR microphones, light panels, monitors, recorders and more.
The frio™ also has a handy lanyard point to hang your radio slaves and any other accessory from.
It is also designed to fit perfectly in your pocket, or on your key-ring, and is light weight and warm to the touch.
Dimensions: 50mm x 25mm x 18mm
Colour: gun-metal blue
Screw thread:1/4″ (20 TPI) screw socket
What screw fits? anything with a male 1/4″ (20 threads per inch TPI) screw (film & photo industry standard)
What flash guns fit? standard flash gun / strobe and the oversized foot of the Nikon SB900
coldshoe – (n) pron. kōld sh oō – a device for connecting hotshoe accessories to threaded photography stand apparatus.
“All my flashes are soon gonna be sitting on blue.” – David Hobby
Have you seen this… a really nice basic portrait demo with a fun kids shoot.
The orbis™ transforms the harsh light from your SLR flash gun to create beautiful, shadowless photos quickly and easily. You don’t need any specialised knowledge or technique. The orbis™ fits to your flash in seconds — no bulbs, no batteries, no training course!
You put the orbis™ onto your flash, lift it up in front of the camera and bingo, stunning, shadowless light, anywhere, every time.
If you’re a keen, talented photographer who rarely uses your SLR flash because you don’t like the results, the orbis™ ring flash is perfect for you. Lighting your photos with the orbis™ opens a whole new world of photography.
Morris Photographic are hosting an IN STORE EVENT with THINK TANK PHOTO & ORBIS.
A specialist from Snapperstuff (UK & Ireland distributor) will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo range of camera bags & accessories and the Orbis ring flash, alongside Ricoh, Nissin, Color Confidence, Proline, Kowa, Kenro and Opticron.
We will also be doing an Orbis photo walk at 12 noon on the day. Where you will get an insight into using the Orbis ring flash!
Spaces are limited, so… please contact Morris Photographic now to book your space. Tel: 0845 430 2030
Award winning American photographer John Adkins reviews the Orbis ring flash. He loves the ring flash as it fits on all speedlights; puts out a great quality of light; its small, light weight and cost effective ‘the best bang for the buck’.