Christian van Hanja Uses 75 Cameras to Shoot an Athlete in Ultra Slow Motion

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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This video took almost five years of development and 75 DSLR cameras to pull off. Looking at the outcome, we’re assuming photographer Christian van Hanja considers every second and penny well spent. 

Christian van Hanja was first featured on our blog a little over a year ago with his beautiful video of a flatland BMX biker doing tricks next to the river Seine.

His latest video, however, takes things to a whole new level. Using a massive rig of no less than 75 DSLR cameras and Profoto lighting, Christian films living flatland BMX legend Viki Gomez in 4K Ultra high definition and PHANTOM Ultra slow motion.

The tech specs will have some of you frothing around the mouth. The rest of you can just sit back and enjoy the mindblowing outcome.

When you are done watching, why not check out the video we did with Viki Gomez and Richard Walch for the launch of the B1 Off-Camera Flash in 2013?

 

6 Simple Ways to Shape Your Profoto B2’s Light into Something Totally Different

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You probably already know about the brand new, super portable Profoto B2. But do you know how easy it is to shape its light into something totally different? Here is how. 

We’ve said it before – to shoot with the new Profoto B2 is to shoot with all options at hand. It can be used on or off-camera. It can be carried around or mounted on a stand and synced and controlled wirelessly.

Or, and here is where the real beauty is, it works with more than 150 Light Shaping Tools, allowing you to shape its already beautiful light into almost any light you can imagine.

In this article we will focus on the new OCF Light Shaping Tools. Scroll down to see how the Profoto B2’s light changes dramatically by simply adding an OCF Light Shaping Tool.

Swipe to the left to see an image shot with (in most cases) a bare-headed Profoto B2. Swipe to the right to see it shot with the OCF Light Shaping Tool in question.

Of, with no further ado, here are six simple ways to shape your Profoto B2’s light into something totally different! Enjoy!

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On To Light Shaping: Ben & Erin Chrisman’s Night Portraiture in Old San Juan City

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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On to Light Shaping is a new video series in which get to see 18 renowned portrait and wedding photographer create magic with Profoto Off-Camera Flash. In this video we join husband and wife wedding photography team Ben & Erin Chrisman for a shoot in Puerto Rico. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.

Ben & Erin Chrisman, a husband & wife wedding and portrait photography team, decided to test-drive their new Off-Camera Flash system on a trip to Old San Juan City in Puerto Rico.

After a bit of scouting around they ‘borrowed’ a couple of friends and headed off into the night. What they wanted go do was find a suitable location and try to pull together an interesting shot using found ‘props’, which in this case turned out to be Christmas lights that were strung across the front of a home.

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Coming up: Charleton Churchill Shooting a Wedding on Mount Everest Using Profoto B2

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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© Charleton Churchill

Charleton Churchill is an explorer, adventure and a destination wedding photographer. In 2015 he will be photographing one of the most unique weddings on earth on a very special place to get married at: Mt. Everest, just above Basecamp. Here are his own words about him and the Mount Everest project.

I have been traveling in the mountains ever since my dad dragged me through miles of terrain high and low whilst thou a young boy. I have been photographing the outdoors as a hobbyist since 2005, and shooting weddings since 2008. I photograph between 30-40 weddings on any given year, but I am focusing my attention this year on destinations with outdoorsy couples who want an extraordinary, scenic, natural, and even remote wedding. Most everyone loves nature and landscapes, but when you add a human element to the scene and the humans are in love, it’s like the perfect combination. I trained and planned to climb Mt. Everest in 2011, training on North America’s highest peak, Denali at 20,320 ft. with a summit in 2007, and leading a team up the following year. My Everest Expedition was delayed due to a fall on Mt. Hood in 2009, which broke my tailbone.

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On To Light Shaping: JP Elario Adds New Light to a Familiar Pathway

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On to Light Shaping is a new video series in which get to see 18 renowned portrait and wedding photographer create magic with Profoto Off-Camera Flash. In this video we join photographer JP Elario for a wedding portrait taken on a tree-lined pathway. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.

JP Elario is a second-generation wedding/portrait photographer based in Albany NY. His father started the business back in the 80’s, and JP – now 33, started shooting weddings when he was eleven.

Elario’s photograph of the bride and groom was taken on a tree-lined pathway he has shot on numerous times, though usually earlier in the day when the sun casts a warmer, low-angle wash of light across the scene. On this particular day, however, the hour was late and the sun had already dropped behind the treetops. With the light quickly fading Elario and his assistants got down to business.

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