The The Omega Reflector Kit is the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot-through reflector. The 38″ x 45″ Omega combines the effect of a traditional reflector with the luxury of a beauty dish and a ring flash. Featuring a large 1-stop diffusion panel and a reversible, removable reflective cover (with black, silver, sunlight, and white surfaces), the Omega offers the ultimate portrait lighting control for both natural light and speedlite photographers.
Designed by renowned wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis, the Omega Reflector has a 2:3 removable center frame. This center frame allows photographers to utilize any of the Omega Reflector’s 5 surfaces as a shoot-through. Utilizing this frame keeps the reflector out of frame and eliminates the photographer’s reflection in the subject’s eyes. This also creates a reflective output similar to a beauty dish, without the need of artificial lighting.
In this article, Jerry demonstrates the purpose of using the inner diffusion panel. This panel is essential when shooting outdoors to diffuse harsh sunlight. While shooting at his rooftop studio in Los Angeles, Jerry’s wife holds the large Omega diffusion panel above Jerry’s subject to soften the overhead sunlight.
The Omega’s diffusion panel can also be used indoors to soften harsh or bright window lighting. A suction cup hook is included with the Omega Reflector to quickly mount the unit to a window to create soft, beautiful lighting.
This diffusion panel can also be used to diffusion artificial lighting, such as speedlites, both indoors and outdoors.
For more uses, read our article on Using the Omega Reflector as a Shoot-Through.