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Today Is Profoto Webinar Day. Join Us and Learn to Create a Beautiful Light in Harsh Conditions!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Webinars

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In today’s epsiode of the Profoto webinar, our new webinar host Jared Platt will head out into the Arizona desert and show us how to light it properly in the harsh Arizona sun.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s an uncommon shooting location, but the tips and tricks Jared will share are useful for any photographer wanting to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions.

“If you can light it in the Arizona desert, you can light it anywhere,” says Jared.

The webinar will begin today at 7PM CET (April 23 at 10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris // April 24 at 1AM Beijing, 2AM Tokyo, 3AM Sydney).

Click the link below and sign up, and we’ll send you a reminder when the webinar is about to start!

Also, if you haven’t already read Jared’s three tips and tricks on the subject, now is the time. It will get you in the right mood!

 

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How Tim Kemple Uses High Speed Flash Sync (1/1600s) to Create Amazing Action Shots

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Sports Photography

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Profoto Tim Kemple CF001434 600x488 How Tim Kemple Uses High Speed Flash Sync (1/1600s) to Create Amazing Action Shots

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Did you know that using Profoto flashes with a Phase One camera allows you to shoot with flash sync speeds as fast as 1/1600s? Tim Kemple certainly knows it. And he has used that knowledge to create some pretty amazing action shots. Keep reading and learn how.

Tim Kemple got into photography almost by accident. Back in the days, he and his friends were into rock climbing and skiing. They travelled all over the US and even crossed the Atlantic to live out their passion. After doing so for a while, Tim realized that they should probably document their extravagant trips. So he picked up a camera, started shooting his friends in action, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Fast-forward a couple of years, and Tim is a sought-after sports and action photographer. But the things he learned back then is as useful today as it was then.

“When you’re on a shoot and the athlete realizes that you actually get what they’re doing, everything changes,” he says. “At that point the shoot becomes a collaboration. They get inspired to elevate what they do, jump higher or run faster or whatever it may be, which in turn inspires you as a photographer to elevate what you do.”

 

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Brian Braun’s Profoto B1 Review. Plus a Bunch of Wonderful Portraits.

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Photographer Brian Braun is driving around The States in his huge Airstream, photographing the people he meet and the places he sees. To light his subjects, Brian brought a Profoto B1 and an Umbrella Deep – products which he now has reviewed on his blog.

“Setting out on my journey I quickly realized 99.9999% of the time I would be traveling alone,” writes Brian. “This means 2 things I had to be aware of. The first is that I would have to be very proactive in meeting people. The second was that any  and all of the gear that I so deeply love to use would have to be manageable only by me.  So you can imagine my excitement when Profoto announced their new B1 lights.”

The review also includes some information about Brian’s portrait series Faces Along A Journey. As the name suggests, the series consists of portraits of the people Brian meets on his journey – all lit with the B1 and the Umbrella Deep.

“My approach to my lighting is to feather the light across the  subject’s face,” writes Brian as he gets down to the lighting details. “Almost emulating the sun but just lower. Place the back end of the umbrella almost at the ear of the subject slightly angled toward them. This causes the light to fall right across their face while leaving the other side untouched and shadowed…thus creating mood! ahhhhaaaa!”

Click here to read Brian’s Profoto B1 review and to learn more about how he lit his portraits.

You can also follow Brian on his journey through the States on his Facebook account an Twitter account.

Free Webinar with Jared Platt: Learn to Create a Beautiful Light in Harsh Conditions

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Webinars

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Profoto teams up with Jared Platt to up the game with the monthly Profoto webinar 1 Free Webinar with Jared Platt: Learn to Create a Beautiful Light in Harsh Conditions

The next Profoto webinar will be broadcasted on April 23. This episode will introduce our new webinar host, renowned wedding and lifestyle photographer Jared Platt, who will take our webinar series in a new problem-solving direction.

The new webinar series is called On Location with Jared Platt. Each episode will start with Jared presenting a tricky lighting challenge. Then he will present the solution.

“Our aim is to show powerful yet simple lighting techniques for photographers working in less than ideal situations,” says Jared. “While some episodes will be more elaborate in scope, many will deal with lighting challenging locations with limited time and resources.”

The first episode is called Beautiful Light in Harsh Conditions. In this, Jared will head out into the Arizona desert to shoot in the harsh desert sun. It is an uncommon shooting location, for sure. But the tips and tricks Jared will share are useful for any photographer wanting to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions.

“If you can light it in the Arizona desert, you can light it anywhere,” says Jared.

The webinar will take place on April 23 at 7PM CET (April 23 at 10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris // April 24 at 1AM Beijing, 2AM Tokyo, 3AM Sydney).

Click the link below and sign up, and we’ll send you a reminder when the webinar is about to start!

 

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Join Car Photographer Frederic Schlosser on His Epic Road Trip Through Europe

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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German car photographer Frederic Schlosser is about to embark on an epic road trip through Europe. And you’re welcome to join him.

Part road trip and part photographic journey, the trip sees Frederic combining his two great passions in life: fast cars and flash photography.

Frederic and his friends will be driving through Europe in an Audi R8 and an Audi S3. Packed in the trunk are a couple of B1 off-camera flashesCar Chargers (connected to the car cigarette connector and used for charging the B1′s batteries ) and RFi Softboxes.

The goal: to shoot stunning images of these stunning cars in a number of stunning locations throughout Europe. If you’re familiar with Frederic’s previous work, you’ll have no doubts that he’ll succeed.

Follow him on his journey on his Facebook page and on his Instagram account.

This is not to be missed!