We’are not afraid to say that the B2 is a great tool. But don’t take our word for it. Listen instead to what some of the photographic industry’s most popular sites and magazines have to say. Below is a list of reviews from all over the world and this is what they think:
Wedding and commercial photographer Simeon Quarrie is based in London, UK, but has the whole world as office. Simeon, who lives a life of travel, values gear that is lightweight and fits into a suitcase. “The lighter you can travel, the better it is”, he says.
This particular shoot required Simeon and his small crew of three to fly to Cancun, Mexico. He brought his shining new Profoto Off-Camera Flash system with him. “It’s wicked to be able to fit camera, lenses, a B2 battery pack, two B2 Heads and modifiers in a single bag,” says Simeon. “I remember Kornel, my assistant, looking at the B2 and saying: ‘Well, guess I’m out of a job then!’”
In Cancun, Simeon and his team met up with the young couple for what is known as the pre-wedding session. This is basically a more relaxed and casual version of the main wedding shoot. In addition to often resulting in heart-warming, fun images, Simeon claims that the pre-wedding shoot is also a great way to get to know the couple better and help them relax in front of the camera.
Drew Gurian is a young, up-and-coming portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Each month, he’ll be bringing you a behind-the-scene perspective, navigating the freelance marketplace of one of the busiest photo markets in the world – New York City. This time, he talks about the lighting gear that he brings to a shoot.
Lots of photographers think that in order to produce professional looking photos, they need a ton of gear. Of course, there’s plenty of situations out there that involve a sizable production, but for the most part, striving to keep things simple is a good rule of thumb to live by.
Every now and again, a client calls and needs me to shoot something that involves every piece of gear I own, and then some. For the most part however, I’ve worked out a fairly stripped down gear pack that can get me through at least 75% of any shoot I get.
One of the benefits of living and working in south Florida is the availability of a number of colorful locales in which you can take amazing portraits. Fort Lauderdale-based Tom Munoz captured this striking bridal portrait in one of these locales, Vizcaya Gardens, located in Coconut Grove Florida.
Though the sun was shining, the ambient light falling upon the area surrounding the secluded stone sitting area Munoz planned on using for a bridal portrait was in deep shadow. To remedy the problem of the existing flat and less-than-flattering ambient light, Munoz had his assistants set up two lights.
“My reaction when the initial images showed up on the back of my camera, was one of “wow!” writes Neil in his review. “Crisp lighting to lift my subject, and wafer-thin depth-of-field to isolate my subject from the smooth background. Just beautiful.”