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Our Webinar on Matching Strobes with Available Light Was Recorded and Is Now Available as a Video

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Instruction

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On September 17, we did a live webinar with Jared Platt on how to match strobes with available light on location. Did you miss it? No worries. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.

Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. The next one is scheduled for October 22. Click here to sign up, and we’ll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start.

All previous webinars are also available on the same page. There is one on dramatic night portraits, one on senior portraits and one on how to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions, to name just a few examples.

For more information about the B1 off-camera flash and the other Light Shaping Tools Jared is using in this video, click here.

And have a nice weekend!

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Wedding Photographer Brian Marcus Rushes Through the Streets of NYC with a Nikon, an Air Remote TTL-N and a Profoto B1

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Today is the official release date of Air Remote TTL-N – a clever little unit that attaches to your Nikon camera’s hotshoe, allowing you to do TTL with the B1 off-camera flash.

With the release of Air Remote TTL-N, the Profoto B1 becomes the world’s first off-camera flash to do TTL with both Nikon and Canon cameras. Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe, Canon shooters the Air Remote TTL-C.

So regardless if you’re shooting with Nikon or Canon, you can do it with TTL, without any cords and with plenty of power, speed and light shaping option.

To celebrate the release, we gave B1 off-camera flashes, an Air Remote TTL-N and some Light Shaping Tools to wedding photographer Brian Marcus and asked him to take them for a spin on the streets of New York City.

How did they perform? Click play and see for yourself.

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Mike Hagen’s B1 & Air Remote TTL-N Review: “This is exciting news for Nikon shooters.”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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On September 15, we will release Air Remote TTL-N, a clever little device that allows Nikon shooters to do TTL with the B1 off-camera flash. But the first Air Remote TTL-N review has already seen the light of day. It’s Mike Hagen of Nikonian fame who has tested it. And he is pretty impressed.

As the CEO of Visual Adventures and the Managing Director of the Nikonians Academy, Mike Hagen is a well-known name amongst Nikon shooters.

Mike also reviews gear that is of interest to Nikon shooters. Latest in line is an Air Remote TTL-N review which also includes a review of the recently released B1 Location Kit.

Mike starts off by announcing that “this is exciting news for Nikon shooters.” He then brings the remote and the kit to an on-location shoot for a test drive. Finally, he rounds off his review stating:

“Profoto has created a high quality, powerful and easy to use location lighting system that I’d take anywhere. The B1 AirTTL flashes were truly a joy to use and I highly recommend them for any pro shooter who wants the best.”

Head over to Visual Adventures’ website for the full review.

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part 13: Shooting the Wedding Dance

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series on wedding photography, in which we follow Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. In the thirteenth episode, Justin & Mary talk about how they capture the lucky couple’s dance.

“We said: what if we could get images from the guests perspective, as if the photographer wasn’t even there that day, but also, at the same time, get images that those guest could never get,” says Mary.

So how do they do that? Well, the short answer is that they put a powerful flash in off to the side of the room and a diffuser, so that they get a soft and even light spread that blends nicely with the ambient light.

Click play to dive a bit more into the details.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here. The next video will be released on September 15.

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Meet Andrew Bydlon, the Winner of Our Air Remote TTL-N Contest!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Profoto Blog Andrew Bydlon Air Remote TTL N 1 600x450 Meet Andrew Bydlon, the Winner of Our Air Remote TTL N Contest!

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Meet Andrew Bydlon – American, Caveman Collective member and action/wildlife photographer. He is also the winner of our B1 + Air Remote TTL-N contest. 

Remember this? If not, here is what we did: we asked you to pitch an inspiring idea for a shoot with the Profoto B1 off-camera flash and the brand new, not yet released Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon. We promised that the photographer with the most inspiring idea would get the tools he or she needed to realise their idea.

We got almost 1.oo0 pitches. Many of them were crazy cool. But the idea we kept thinking about was Andrew Bydlon’s.

We’ll wait a while with telling you what Andrew’s idea is. Let’s just say it involves vertigo, the highline at Longs Peak mountain, Colorado, and that a B1 and an Air Remote TTL-N are on their way to Andrew.

Stay tuned for the outcome of his shoot. And a round of applause for Andrew!