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

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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!

The RFi Speedlight Speedring: The Speedlight User’s Key to the World of Light Shaping

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Speedlights are great for many reasons, but being able to create a soft and shapable light is not one of them. Profoto can now offer a simple solution to this problem: the RFi Speedlight Speedring – a speedring that makes the Profoto RFi softboxes compatible with speedlights of most brands.

On November 1, 2012, Profoto released the RFi softboxes – a new line of softboxes comprising 12 sizes and four models. One of the most attention grabbing features of the RFi softbox line is the speedring adaptors that make Profoto’s softboxes compatible with well over 20 different flash brands.

Today, Profoto releases the latest addition to its assortment of speedring adaptors: a new and improved RFi Speedlight Speedring. The name clearly reveals what the tool does; it allows you to use an RFi softbox with speedlights, and thereby soften and shape the light.

But it does not end there. The RFi Speedlight Speedring allows you to mount not one but two speedlights on the bracket. This means that you now have enough power and punch to shoot in bright sunlight or light up an even larger softbox, such as the Softbox RFi 3×4’.

Each speedlight can slide and be tilted inside the softbox, allowing you to create a remarkably even light with no hotspot. The entire softbox can also be tilted, rotated 360° and adjusted high wise. In short, the RFi Speedlight Speedring allows you to shape the light however you see fit.

Also note that the RFi Speedlight Speedrings have color codes that match the RFi softbox rods. This makes the softboxes easy to mount, even for someone who has never used one before.

Last but not least, the RFi Speedlight Speedrings comes with an attachment for Profoto Air Remotes or radio sync units from other manufacturers.

Click here to learn more about the RFi Speedlight Speedring.

Tomorrow we will publish a behind-the-scenes video and an interview with Jeremiah Stanley, one of the photographers who replied to our blog post asking for volunteers to try a not yet released Light Shaping Tool for speedlights. Until then. Read More

Shape Sunlight or Bounce Flash Light with our New Collapsible Reflectors

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We do not need tell you why collapsible reflectors are great. Every photographer knows that (affordable, lightweight, easy to use, etc.). But what you most probably did not know is that we just released a bunch of them.

So, what make ours stand out from the crowd of collapsible reflectors? Well, here are a couple of features that we think make our Collapsible Reflectors special:

First of all, the sturdy yet collapsible squircle-shaped metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles. This makes the reflectors much easier to fold and hold in various positions. Also, the Collapsible Reflectors have a squircle shape that is quite unique.

Secondly, we put a lot of effort into making sure our Collapsible Reflectors are as tough and reliable as possible. They are designed with high-quality fabrics and the frame itself is far tougher and durable than your average reflector.

Last but not least, Profoto’s Collapsible Reflectors are available in no less than ten different versions. Four types of two-sided reflectors are available: Silver/White, Sunsilver/White, Gold/White & Matte Black/White. There is also a translucent screen available to be used as a diffuser. Each of these is available in two sizes: Medium (80 cm /32’’) and Large (120 cm /47”).

Below you fill find a complete list of all the Collapsible Reflectors that are available as of today. For more information, please go to the dedicated page at our website.

You will also find a couple of behind-the-scenes images below, showing Portuguese fashion photographer Frederico Martins in action with the new Collapsible Reflectors. Tomorrow, we will publish the full story from Frederico’s shoot. Stay tuned!

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Here Are the Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog this Month!

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

Here are the top five from September, including a naked girl riding on an elk, people running down a mountain, cars of roofs, colorful splashes and a unique Light Shaping Tool:

 

We Will Release Eleven New Profoto Products Next Week!

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We will release eleven new productson on Tuesday We Will Release Eleven New Profoto Products Next Week!

 

Yup, that is right. We will release eleven new Profoto products next week!

We will reveal the first batch of products on Tuesday. There will be videos, photographer testimonials and behind-the-scenes material – all that good stuff.

The second release will be revealed on Thursday the same week.

We will also dedicate the next two Light Shaping Tool of the Month articles to these exciting new releases. The first of these will be published on October 2.

Hope you are as excited as we are! Stay tuned!