Sohail Mamdani has published part II of their three part series on how to control power on Profoto packs on the BorrowLenses blog.
This tutorial, designed for those who are trying out Profoto packs for the first time, covers how to adjust power on the Acute2R 2400 using two Acute2 D4 heads. The basics of power pack operation are explained clearly and illustrated with diagrams and test photos.
Sohail writes, “In all my tests, I had no misfires, no strange color shifts, no unexpected behaviors. Our Profoto packs are well-used and yet, performed liked champs. There’s a reason these lights are considered by many to be among the best in the world; they are tough, consistent, and powerful.”
Peter Kolonia has published a story on popphoto.com of how vital it is to plan your lighting before your camera is even uncased. The article examines one setup and beautiful shot by Chicago photographer Chris Strong.
If you ever doubted the value of putting time into getting your lighting planned out before shots begin being taken, this article is for you. Nice job, Peter. Don’t forget to check out more of Chris’s work at his site.
Tireless off-camera flash enthusiast and educator David Hobby of Strobist fame has a fine post regarding the use of quality extension cords for plug-in strobes. Hobby is all about spending a few extra dollars and getting a quality, although often overlooked, piece of gear.
“Cords are cheap and strobes are expensive,” Hobby sums up. He also explains how some voltage is always lost across the thinner cables, which inherently have more resistance. Do this and you’ll get dips in voltage, which is, of course, bad for your flash units.
Do yourself and your expensive gear a favor. Read this Strobist blog post to see why it’s smart to invest in some quality extension cords to power your lights.
Last week, New York’s famed Fashion Week had it’s opening salvo not in its usual location of Manhattan’s Bryant Park, but in the county just north of the city. The Westchester, an upscale mall in the county seat of White Plains, New York, played host to its version of Fashion’s Night Out.
Many mall vendors to the goodie bags given to the first 200 guests, but the real excitement was at the Neiman Marcus anchor store, where any photographer who wanted to could participate in a live fashion shoot presented by Profoto. Models held their best poses as shooters tried out Profoto gear and built up their knowledge of off-camera flash.
You can learn more by checking out this story by Novella Nicholson writing for The Daily Harrison.