Japanese photographer Nishihiro has come up with a clever and unusual lighting accessory: he turned a party helmet designed for beer cans into a way to mount off-camera flashes to his head.
But instead of cans, Nishihiro inserted flashes into the holders.
He also placed circular diffusers in front of each flash for softer lighting (and a Mickey Mouse look).
And when Nishihiro doesn’t need double the flash power and would rather stay hydrated during a shoot, he swaps out one of the flashes for a drink.
Nishihiro’s idea has gone viral over in Japan, and other photographers are now following in his footsteps:
— Sei@🔚 (@clubsei2003) November 4, 2018
If you’d like one of these flash helmets of your own, just head over to Amazon and do a search for “beer helmet.”
Image credits: Photographs by Nishihiro and used with permission