Light Shaping Tools

Light Shaping Tools

Style your Light to Perfection

The Light Shaping Tools is what makes Profoto really shine. More than 120 tools are available – each with its own distinct effect on light characteristics, distribution and output. Most of the tools are equipped with Profoto's unique clamp mechanism, which makes them easy to mount and allows you to shape the light by simply sliding the reflector back and forth on the head.

Hard Reflectors
The name “hard reflectors” reveals two important characteristics of these Light Shaping Tools. First of all, the reflectors themselves are hard – lathed in high-quality metal and extremely durable. Secondly, they create generally a harder light with a more distinct fall off than, for instance, a softbox or an umbrella.
Softboxes
The softbox is one of the most popular tools for light shaping. At first glance, its uncomplicated nature might trick you into thinking that all softboxes are the same. But any experienced photographer will tell you that there is a big difference between a softbox and a softbox.
Umbrellas

Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers’ toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. But Profoto Umbrellas are not just average umbrellas. Available in 12 unique versions and made with high-quality fabrics and surface-treated metallic elements, Profoto Umbrellas will provide a superior light and last for years to come.

Accessories for Umbrellas
The fact that Umbrellas are so common and easy-to-use does not mean that they are not versatile or capable of creating interesting and creative lighting effects. On the contrary, further expand their versatility with our handy umbrella accessories.
Collapsible Reflectors
Shape sunlight or bounce flash light with our handy Reflectors. The sturdy yet collapsible metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the Reflectors far easier to fold and hold in various positions. Available in ten different versions.
Giant Reflectors and Giants
The largest light sources we have to offer. Their impressive size and shape provides a beautiful, even light with distinct highlights and soft shadows over a very large area. Very popular among fashion photographers, and for good reason.
Cine Reflector
Combining the movie industry's popular PAR (parabolic) reflector with the classic Profoto Zoom reflector, the Cine Reflector is arguably the most versatile Light Shaping Tool that we have ever created. It works just as well with flash as with continuous light sources, and the wide assortment of lenses, filters and scrims gives you unparalleled creative freedom.
Light Shaping Tools for Special Applications
We generally strive to make our Light Shaping Tools as versatile as possible. But there are exceptions to that: special application tools that are designed for a specific purpose or to create a particular kind of lighting effect.
Light Shaping Tools for Ring Flashes
Ring flashes are literally ring-shaped flash heads. Because of their unique shape, they require special Light Shaping Tools. We have four to offer, fully compatible with the ProRing Plus and the ProRing2 Plus as well as the AcuteD4 Ring.