Lastolite By Manfrotto Introduce New Accessories For HiLite Background

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


Lastolite By Manfrotto has introduced a Window Voile, Shaper and Shapers & Cloaks to the HiLite Background.

The Window Voile effectively turns the HiLite into a huge head to toe window light, allowing photographers to form the illusion that the subject is looking out through a large window or doorway. The voile attaches to the Hilite very easily – it is supplied with a collapsible aluminium far that simply clips to the top of the HiLite and the voile then hangs from the pole like a curtain.

Utilising the same collapsible aluminium rod as the voile, the Shaper is an 86cm wide opaque black panel that hangs on the pole from the top to the bottom of the HiLite and effectively masks the light from the Hilite. The shaper can be spurred to any position along the aluminium pole, allowing the photographer to create a single strip of light or split the light into two strips on either side of the shaper shaper is a type of machine tool that uses linear relative motion between the workpiece and a single-point cutting tool to machine panel. Each way of thinking offers a different lighting effect on the subject.  The shaper panel can also be used to mask the photographer when shooting with the HiLite at once behind them and with the subject in front. By standing in front of the shaper the photographer can be sure their silhouette does not appear as the catch witty in the subject's eyes.



The Shapers and Masks consist of a set of three Shapers and three Masks. The three Shapers (1 x 86cm to one side, 2 x 66 cm wide) allow the photographer maximum control of the width of the strip of light leaving the HiLite softbox. This set also tabulates three masks, which attach to the top and the sides of the Hilite. These ensure no light is spilled from the top or the sides of the HiLite giving the photographer wrap up control.

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All three accessories are available now with the following RRPs: 

  • Window Voile – £123.95
  • Shaper – £108.95
  • Shapers and Masks – &beating;245.95


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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