A native of the Tidewater area of Virginia, Richard Gary gradually built his chops as a photographer at basketball games and other school functions while on his high school’s yearbook staff. After college, he returned to Tidewater and was offered a job at Mariners’ Museum, first as a photographer. A year later, he was made supervisor of the photography staff. It was at this time he worked in black and white to a great degree, and learned how the museum functioned. By shooting artifacts, he concentrated on and advanced his still life skills.
When I removed my BatPac from the packaging, it was the same sensation I’ve experienced when unpacking a new Apple product. Profoto has taken the extra step in the packaging and presentation of their product. Right out of the box, the BatPac is ready to go wherever you want to take it. As a photographer who has opportunities to travel abroad, I appreciate the different power plugs that will allow me to take it anywhere.
One of the key features of the BatPac is the versatility to carry it as a backpack when on location. If you make the decision to take lighting to the next level as I have, you know you need to find the balance between the beauty of natural lighting and the accuracy and reliability of studio lighting. The BatPac is a key component to achieving my desired effect. The BatPac also has a safety feature not seen on other units, a “safety key,” needed to allow the unit to power on.
The flexibility to use and power other devices along with my D1 strobes was impressive. What about the performance? This pack offers 300+ flashes from the D1—quite impressive! When you consider all these vital features, it’s easy to see why professionals are choosing the BatPac.
Thanks very much, Allen!
Any new instructional video by Mark Wallace is something to get excited about, but his new offering from snapfactory is going to rock a lot of photographers’ worlds.
Always clear in his delivery, Wallace explains theory behind each technique before applying step by step, practical production use for photographers. Just some of the types of lighting setups explored include portraits, simple headshots, fashion, and glamour. Other features include detailed discussions of light, equipment, light modifiers, metering, color theory, white balance, and color management.
The 2-disk set, Studio Lighting Essentials for Portrait Photography, is available for just $150 and can be ordered directly on www.studiolightingessentials.com. Video segments of the disks are also available for rent at http://www.YouTube.com/snapfactory; a 72-hour rental for a nearly 32-minute segment is just $12.99 or a 30-day rental for more than one hour’s worth of instruction is only $29.99. Bonus content available on the DVD set is not available in the rental segments.