Mola Softblog


A blog about softlighting

Mola user: Richard Warren

Ending the blog-drought with a few more updates, we’d like to introduce you to Richard Warren. Richard Warren is an incredible New York fashion photographer based in NYC. His editorial and non-editorial client list reads like the who’s who of the fashion world, including Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmo, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire etc! Here is some examples of his work, utilising a gridded 22″ Mola Demi softlight. Make sure you check out the rest of his inspiring portfolio at

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Spotted: Flare Magazine’s Fantasy Shoot

Spotted! We spot a 33″ Mola Euro in use by Toronto photographer, Chris Nicholls shooting for the Flare Magazine’s Fantasy Shoot. This was one of Flare’s biggest productions for a shoot and no attention to detail was spared! Brilliant stuff! A behind-the-scenes video is below… and a final still from the shoot…

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear

Sydney wedding photographer Jonathan Dear of Vibrant Photography loves to create stunning fashion + bridal images on-location showcasing the beautiful Australian landscape. The Mola Softlight is his modifer of choice for the often harsh Australian environments for “… its rigidity, speed of setup and dealing with conditions such as wind” “I just love the light output from the Mola dishes. I drag them everywhere with me, even lugging the mantti over remote locations like sanddunes is well worth the effort.” […]

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Mola user: Tim Gleason

Californian commercial photographer Tim Gleason of Tim Gleason Photography creates some stunning images with his Mola’s. Tim’s specialty is in tabletop product photography and his advertising photography has appeared in publications ranging from Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated to Architectural Digest. these 4 images are taken with a white 33″ Mola Euro… and using a white 28″ Mola Setti… Tim’s website:

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Mola user: Nick Dandalos

We initially came across Nick Dandalos’ stuninng work over at Modelmayhem. Nick is a London based fashion and glamour photographer with published work in a number of international men’s magazines. Here are some his mola-lit shots: In this gorgeous shot, Nick uses a clever technique of stacking 2 diffusers inside the Mola for a even softer centre-core of light. (We will discuss this technique in a later post) It was lit with a white 43.5″ Mola Mantti with stacked Opal […]

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