When I completed Strobist as a project in 2021, I promised to check back in when I had something worth sharing. Today, I’m announcing my new book, The Traveling Photographer’s Manifesto, which seeks to do for traveling photographers what Strobist always tried to do for lighting photographers.

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Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.

(Works totally ace, BTW.)

But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case.

Here it is:

Don't look like much, huh? Except that one of the main seams in the case is actually a zipper. And when you unzip it, it turns to a soft reflector:

And, using the other piece, a black/white convertible GoBo/small bounce card:


For my money ($29.99, to be specific) that's pretty slick. And it costs less than the various light mods it transforms into.

(Speaking of: LightSwitch? I woulda gone with CaseMod. Just sayin'.)

It's built well enough to work in all of its iterations, too—and even comes with a thick velcro gripper strip for mounting.

Being an LP speedlight case it is also well thought-out: padded, has a belt loop and a pocket for gels and/or a PC cord. Which would make it pretty ideal for run-and-gun types or wedding/event shooters, who could carry a speedlight on their belt and automatically have with them exactly the type of reflector (big bounce card) that works best for those sorts of shoots.

Tip of the hat to LP, who obviously has someone with the free time to sit around and think up cool stuff on our behalf.

:: LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch case ::


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