SUNBOUNCE Photography and Video Lighting School
The SUNBOUNCE Photography and Video Lighting School offers professional tips to improve all your creative projects. Learn how light interacts with different reflector materials and diffusion screens. SUNBOUNCE brings you one of its most valuable resources that any still, cinema, and video photographer will appreciate, all neatly organized in one place. Go there now, learn the light effects that will improve your skills to elevate your creative talents. Stand above the crowd, not in the crowd.
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Photography Reflector Wind Tested
Wolfgang Peter Geller, the founder and inventor of the SUNBOUNCE photography lighting systems put his SUNBOUNCE PRO photography reflector to the test with the help of a local windsurfer and gusty winds on Hamburg Alster Lake back in 2006. This “put to the test” idea to check the strength of the fabric and seams was Geller’s idea back in 2006. Read more…
World Record Speed Shooting With Bounce Wall
Linda Köhler-Sandring achieved something with the BOUNCE-WALL that no one has been able to do before: Equipped with only the “Abosulte best cardboard in the world of photography” and the SUN-BOUNCER MINI BLACK HOLE as a neutral background, Linda photographed over 888 people outside in 7,092 seconds. Read more…
Professional Photography Reflector Tips
In the photography reflector tips section of this website, we discuss subtractive lighting, specifically when it comes to the SUNBOUNCE PRO, MINI, MICRO and the Sun-Cage. But recently, I had a new experience, the Sun-Mover Black Hole. I knew of the Zebra-White,...read more
Recently at my Maui Photography Adventure I took the time to meet up with one of my models, Laura, that I’ve worked with for almost two decades and lives on the island. And as I did two years ago for my Photography Reflectors Keep It Simple photography tip, I promised...read more
One basic creative concept taught in the first level of art classes in most colleges is chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro in photography and art simply means the intermixing of lights and darks that forms contrasts between the two to help create the illusion of depth and...read more
Outdoor natural lighting comes in many forms, but the two most common problems that face photographers are harsh sunlight found on bright sunny days, or boring, low-contrast light found on cloudy or overcast days. Rarely do photographers find “perfect” lighting when...read more
A photography studio, by simple definition, is basically a workspace where you can create beautiful photos. There is nothing that dictates it must have walls, must be indoors, or even must have electricity for that matter. In fact, the first photography studios “date...read more
Other than photographers that live on Caribbean, Atlantic or Pacific islands, spring and summer are the times photographers enjoy the most to capture some great outdoor photos. Like seagulls we flock to the nearest and largest body of water. Whether it's a swimming...read more
Colors in outdoor model photography can make or break your images. You can use colors to your advantage to create dramatic impact just like camera lens flare, or to minimize or hide imperfections in any photo. The key to it all, be observant and understand simple...read more
Wikipedia states, “Lens flare refers to a phenomenon wherein light is scattered or flared in a lens system, often in response to a bright light, producing a sometimes, undesirable artifact within the image.” Notice the subtext, “sometimes, undesirable,” which...read more
Any professional photographer will tell you to learn the fundamentals, principals and basics of photography — the rules — then learn how to break them. One of those photography rules you may have heard, don’t shoot in the midday, or direct overhead sunlight. So, in...read more
It’s About Using the Right Tool. While many will describe my photographic style as warm, and some will even state that I often rely on warming gels and white-balance, I for one will tell you I only use these more warming techniques when I practice photographing women...read more
An Extra Punch of Light, Without the Harshness. Sometimes photographers like to mix light sources, such as when they have to overpower the sun with flash and take the Sunny 16 Rule into account. This is one instance when a photography reflector can add some...read more
Keeping It Simple. As photographers, there are times where we want to scout a new photography location, but still want to grab some shots, so we travel light, another benefit of the SUNBOUNCE photography reflectors. They’re lightweight, durable, and pack...read more
Featured Photography Tools
The SUNBOUNCE-CLASSIC Reflectors are available in four sizes: MICRO-MINI – MINI – PRO – BIG that range from 2' x 3' to 8'0" x 5'11" (60 x 90 cm to 180 x 245 cm) The ultra mobile SUNBOUNCE-CLASSIC 3-D, SUN-BOUNCER with aspect ratio of 4:3. Strong three-dimensional...read more
The special tool – designed by famous Greg Gorman and Wolfgang-Peter Geller - for photographers who never leave their studio without their CAGE-STUDIO. It is used in the jungle, in the Savannah and in Antarctica. There are photography projects where you want the same...read more
Engineered and constructed with totally quality management (TQM) in Germany. Manufactured and designed with the best products to ensure durability and ruggedness. Recreate lively studio lighting on location.. The BOUNCE-WALL is the smallest reflector in the Sunbounce...read more
Featured Photography Reflector Video
“I have two SUNBOUNCE reflectors and I love them. Amazing light!”Bob Walker
Lighting School Photography Knowledge
“There are three major benefits to the SUNBOUNCE system for me . . . 1. The stretch fabric creates a reliable lighting pattern and can throw light across a long distance if needed. 2. The quality of light they produce is amazing! 3. They’re very durable and will last you a very long time. I own the MICRO-MINI (2×3) the Mini (3×4), the PRO 4×6 and the BIG SUN-SWATTER. Just bought the 3-D RAINDROP 4×6 fabric and love the punch it produces especially on cloudy days! Bottom line . . . It’s more expensive but WELL worth the price!”Eric Stoner
SUNBOUNCE offers a huge selection of frames and a comprehensive range of fabric light enhancing screens and fabrics for the photography and film industry. SUNBOUNCE specializes in the provision of extra-wide fabrics without any seams (up to 500 cm). All the SUNBOUNCE...read more
The following examples illustrate how the lighting of the subject and the resulting shadow effect can be adjusted using SUNBOUNCE reflectors. Compare the effect of different screens and how lighting and shadow change depending on the reflector’s angle and position....read more
Moiré is one of the most common flaws in videography and photography. Wavy lines appear in the image. Moiré is caused e.g. by the interaction of regular patterns or structures in the subject with other regular structures of the camera sensors. The camera sensors (CCD...read more
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