New Profoto Umbrellas. Twelve Models. Two Shapes. Infinite Possibilities.

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Today, we have the pleasure of introducing our brand new line of Profoto umbrellas. There is twelve of them, available in all shapes and sizes, including a deeper, more parabolic version.

Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers’ toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. The downside is that they tend to be quite fragile and it can be difficult to control their light spread. This is something we aim solve with the our new line of umbrellas, available in two shapes: deep and shallow.

Umbrella Deep is available in two sizes (130cm/51” and 165cm/65”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. All six versions have a deeper, more parabolic shape than the average umbrella. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella shaft in its holder.

Umbrella Shallow is also available in two sizes (85cm/33” and 105cm/41”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. The most important difference is that Umbrella Shallow is smaller and less parabolic, making it very lightweight and portable.

Much effort was invested into making both Umbrella Deep and Umbrella Shallow as reliable and sturdy as possible. The fabrics were selected to provide a superior quality of light over years of heavy-duty use, and the metallic elements have been surface treated to prevent rust and discoloration.

The optional Diffusor is also worth mentioning. This is simply pulled over the front of the White or the Silver version to turn it into a large softbox with an even softer and more even light spread.

All Profoto Umbrellas are delivered in a high-quality bag that protects the umbrella during storage and transport.

The new Umbrella Deep XL replaces the old Umbrella XL. The new Umbrella Deep L replaces the old Umbrella L. The new Umbrella Shallow M replaces the old Umbrella M. The new Umbrella Shallow S replaces the old Umbrella S.

On Wednesday, we will publish an interview with the first photographer who tried these new babies out. Stay tuned.

 

Click here to learn more about the new Profoto Umbrellas.

 

 

Profoto Umbrella Deep Umbrella Shallow heart shape 2 600x400 New Profoto Umbrellas. Twelve Models. Two Shapes. Infinite Possibilities.

 

Here Are November’s Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog!

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Profoto Blog Popular Posts November Here Are Novembers Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog!

This month is was easier than ever to spot the most popular blog stories. The announcement of the B1 off-camera flash caused a stir unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Here are the five most popular stories surrounding its release, plus a story  about the new RFi Speedlight Speedring. Enjoy! 

Introducing the B1 Off-camera Flash
We call the B1 an off-camera flash because it is not a speedlight and it is not a monolight. It is a new kind of flash that brings a whole new way of shooting

Michael Mueller Shoots Skaters Rushing Down a Mountainside at 100 km/h with the B1 Off-camera Flash.
The B1 is a cordless off-camera flash with TTL, designed to not only catch the action but also freeze it in time with absolute sharpness. So it seemed only natural to give it to a photographer whose images are oozing with adrenaline.

Richard Walch Puts the B1 Off-camera Flash to the Test
Richard Walch had long fantasized about combining action photography with rocks colored red and blue with light. But it was not until the B1 off-camera flash was introduced that he and his team discovered a solution for how to do it.

Light Shaping Tool of the Month: RFi Speedlight Speedring
Turkish photographer Maneki Neko shot some truly wonderful on-location portraits on the streets of Istanbul with the new RFi Speedlight Speedring.

Igor Artetxe’s B1 Off-camera Flash Marathon
Spanish portrait photographer Igor Artetxe runs around Barcelona in a cheeky effort to put the B1 off-camera flahs?s portability to the test.

Next week we will release a couple of new products and publish a new Light Shaping Tool of the Month piece. Stay tuned!

Seven Hours to Left to Launch

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Off Camera Flash 600x462 Seven Hours to Left to Launch

In seven hours, we’ll send out a special email to our newsletter subscribers, introducing them to a new kind of flash, unlike any we have ever done before.

That is, in other words, at 8AM LA, 11AM NY, 4PM London, 5PM Paris, 5PM Stockholm, 12AM Beijing, +1AM Tokyo and +3AM Sydney.

The office is bustling with activity. Hope you are as excited as we are.

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It’s Not a Flash Pack and It’s Not a Monolight

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Profoto New Kind of Flash Nov 6 Its Not a Flash Pack and Its Not a Monolight

On November 6, we’ll introduce a new kind of flash, unlike any we have ever done before.

It’s too early to reveal what it is, but we can say this much: it’s not a flash pack and it’s not a monolight.

Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to know. They’ll receive a special email on November 5 at 5PM CET (8AM LA, 11AM NY, 4PM London, 5PM Paris, 12AM Beijing, +1AM Tokyo, +3AM Sydney).

Sign up and prepare to be amazed.

Here Are October’s Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog!

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Profoto Blog Popular Posts October Here Are Octobers Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog!

Another month has passed, and it is once again time to revisit the last weeks’ most popular stories on the Profoto Blog.

Here are the top five from October, including hot rods in the desert, a striking rodeo shoot, fashion photography with a smartphone and eleven new Profoto products!