The Submissions to our Photokina Booth Images Request Are Pouring in…

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Photokina submissions

Photokina submissions

Photokina 2012 is getting closer. Three weeks ago, we asked you to submit images we can show in our booth. The response to this request was better than we ever could have hoped for! Below you will find just some of the many wonderful submissions we have received. Big ups to Adithya Zen, Andrea Zvadova, Christoper Wadsworth, Daniel Roos, Danny Gudnitz, Eric Condette, Erik Bolding, Florence Grall, James Wright, Ken Hermann, Kurt Anthierens, Lothar Wieland, Maciej Kucia, Mark van Vugt, Michal Korta, Niels van Iperen, Olivier Ainouz, Pim van Offeren, Sibel Acikaln, Stephan Ortmanns!

Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment! We will decide exactly what images to use on July 16 and your vote counts!

And for those of you who have not yet submitted an image, it is not to late. Click here to learn exactly what you need to do.

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A Friendly Reminder of our Flipbook

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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The Profoto Advantage flipbook

The Profoto Advantage flipbook

With the weekend just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of the digital flipbook we published a couple of months ago. The flipbook, titled The Profoto Advantage, was written with wedding and portrait photographers in mind, but there is definitely something there for everyone who feel like taking their photography to the next level.

The flipbook is free of charge and includes everything from videos and product comparisons to tips and tricks from renowned photographers such as Bambi CantrellMarcus BellBobbi Lane and Roméo Balancourt.

Note that the flipbook is available in a global version as well as a US version.

We are also thinking about doing a second issue. If so, what would you like to see in it? Any feedback is much appreciated!

Ramón Vaamonde in the Sahara

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©Ramón Vaamonde

©Ramón Vaamonde

It is not everyday we receive images shot in the Sahara. But today we did. The man behind the camera is Spanish photographer Ramón Vaamonde, who recently travelled to the Sahawari refugee camps to document the everyday lives of the people who live there.

How did you come up with this idea, Ramón?

“Over the years, I’ve met several photographers who have been in the camps and told me about the difficult situation there. I’ve always known that I want to go there and do … something. At first, I didn’t know what. I just knew that I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done before. Over time, that something came to be artificial lighting. I also realized that I didn’t want any traditional posed photography. I wanted to capture the essence of the place.”  Read More

Chris Daidone’s Upgrade to D1 Air 500’s

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Photographer Chris Daidone has written a blog post about upgrading from his Profoto 600R units to new Profoto D1 Air 500 lights. Daidone writes, in part,

All I can say is WOW! The differences are almost staggering. Starting with the most obvious, the D1’s are almost half the size of their bulkier predecessor, which makes transporting a bit easier.

Daidone also rates that when combined with the Profoto BatPac, the recycle rate “is nothing short of outstanding.” Be sure to read the entire post for the rest of the details.

Thanks very much, Chris. Glad you’re happy with your new gear and making great images.

René Kramers Comes Prepared

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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©René Kramers

©René Kramers

It is interesting how different answers you get when you ask photographers what it is that they like about photography. The art, the technique, the technology, the documentation, the interaction with people – there seem to be as many answers as there are photographers out there.

“I love to solve problems,” answers Dutch photographer René Kramers. “When a client or an ad agency comes to you with an idea, it’s up to you to turn that idea into a result. The challenge is of course to figure out how to do that. So in a sense, photographers are like problem solvers. And that is something that I really, really appreciate.

“This is connected to the fact that I enjoy working with people. Together you are almost like a football team. You find the right people for the right position, you have a common goal, and when the atmosphere is right and everybody is enjoying themselves, you might just be able to create something mind blowing.”

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