FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY-THE STORY BEHIND 3D FLEX FLASH
Hi, my name is Mat Sutor. My wife, Holly, and I own 3D Flex Flash and
Sutography Weddings in San Diego, California.
I would love to share our story about how 3D Flex Flash came to be!
About 14 ears ago I had the idea of a simplified on camera flash modifier.
After photographing weddings for several years at the beginning of our wedding business I had the idea of a simplified on-camera flash modifier. I used and researched every flash diffuser and light modifier on the market. Some are better than others but I couldn’t find one that compared to the simplicity and versatility of what I envisioned. I wanted a modifier that would just slip on your flash head, requiring no buckles or straps, and I wanted it to be flexible and lightweight. We already have enough weight to carry on a wedding day.
My idea led to my pursuit of The WYNG, a one-piece, lightweight, flexible flash bounce diffuser. After attempting to have a mold made as a prototype I was never able to find a reasonable solution and the possibility of having it produced overseas was discouraging. With the help of a talented family member, together we translated The WYNG into a 3D model.
My design was finally a reality and The WYNG is currently patent pending.
And we have been using The WYNG as professional photographers ever since.
To our surprise, 3D printing became our method of manufacturing my invention. Using a flexible filament, The WYNG only weighs 2oz and is exactly the product I had always imagined. The idea of a better light modifier continued with my second invention, The NEST, an enclosed modifier with a unique honeycomb lid. I 3D print every WYNG and NEST from our home in San Diego, California and proud to say that it is all made in the USA.