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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6 Things You Need to Know About the B2 Off-Camera Flash

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On March 2, 2015, the new Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash was released. You probably already know that the B2 is the B1’s smaller, more portable sibling. But what else should you know? Here are six must-know facts.

To shoot with the B2 Off-Camera Flash is to shoot with all options at hand. Use it on or off-camera. Use just the B2 or several Profoto Off-Camera Flashes at once. Shoot in TTL Mode or shoot in Manual Mode. Choose from more than 150 Light Shaping Tools and explore light shaping.

In other words, you got a lot of options. Having options is good. But it can be a bit bewildering at first.

So, to help you get started, here are the first six things you need to know about the B2 Off-Camera Flash.

And don’t forget to check out our nifty swipeable images!

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Andrew Hancock Travels Light With the New Profoto B2 to Vatnajökull Glacier

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© Andrew Hancock

Photographer Andrew Hancock has made his living being on the road and on location. He is always up for the challenge when it comes to finding new exciting places to visit. For most of his trips, Andrew is used to travelling with heavy and bulking equipment. This trip to Island was different. Why? He had brought the new and lightweight Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash with him.

The trip to the Vatnajökull Glacier wasn’t going to be easy. The weather was brutal with hard winds and shut down roads. But Andrew and his team knew they had to get the shot regardless of the weather.

“I like a proper challenge and I really was curious to see how the B2 would perform in the elements,” writes Andrew on his blog. “Additionally, the windows to shoot the two portraits were the two last shoot days of the trip.”

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