Rotalux Go is a great range of Softboxes. It’s quick to set up and fully equipped with diffusion layers and a grid. The system allows you to achieve a studio session without heavy and oversized accessories. Anthony packed up a studio photo shoot in this session with 2 Rotalux Go and two Elinchrom ONE strobes.
The Rotalux Go Softbox product line
Typically, when I work in studio, I bring my most extensive modifiers, such as Deep Umbrellas, Deep Rotalux, or even Litemotiv Para Softboxes.
I went the other way this time and brought the smallest modifiers from the Rotalux Go range: the Strip (35x75cm). I set myself a photography challenge during a complete journey with just that gear in hand.
I had in mind three different looks using two Strip softboxes, and to do so, I still had many options to try out:
A whole bunch of options to produce quality pictures in a limited time and to see if the reputed versatility of the Elinchrom Rotalux Go was really up to scratch!
For instance, the folding system. The mechanism is already in place; you don’t have to plug anything in or switch anything on. It’s also very robust and straightforward to use.
Deploying the box is child’s play; you just have to push the center part to unfold the softbox, almost like an Umbrella.
The Rotalux Go Strip comes with a grid, and two diffusion layers (inner and outer layers), all of which can be attached with a Velcro system.
You don’t need anything else to start working except a Rotalux Go Adapter to mount the Rotalux Go on your light system. I used the Elinchrom Adapter, but most other brand lights are available such as Broncolor or Profoto.
You can attach the adapter to your softbox with the screws. You can then use them to adjust the angle of your softbox during your shoot.
Elinchrom Q-Mount Adapter
Mounted on two Elinchrom ONEs, handling and carrying the setup is fairly easy.
I can move lights around alone without help and remove diffusion layers or a grid without a second thought; I just try to see if it works. If I’m not happy, I can replace the layer with no issues. It’s very satisfying to be in control of everything so quickly and easily.
A lit background with 2x ONEs and Rotalux Go Strip with diffuser.
I found a rhythm in shooting and experimenting with multiple portraits in three different setups:
A black background with 2x ONEs and Rotalux Go Strip with grid on model.
After half a day in the studio, my mission was accomplished, delivering three gorgeous images for my model of the day and using only Strip softboxes, as promised.
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