Photographer Brian Braun is driving around The States in his huge Airstream, photographing the people he meet and the places he sees. To light his subjects, Brian brought a Profoto B1 and an Umbrella Deep – products which he now has reviewed on his blog.
“Setting out on my journey I quickly realized 99.9999% of the time I would be traveling alone,” writes Brian. “This means 2 things I had to be aware of. The first is that I would have to be very proactive in meeting people. The second was that any and all of the gear that I so deeply love to use would have to be manageable only by me. So you can imagine my excitement when Profoto announced their new B1 lights.”
The review also includes some information about Brian’s portrait series Faces Along A Journey. As the name suggests, the series consists of portraits of the people Brian meets on his journey – all lit with the B1 and the Umbrella Deep.
“My approach to my lighting is to feather the light across the subject’s face,” writes Brian as he gets down to the lighting details. “Almost emulating the sun but just lower. Place the back end of the umbrella almost at the ear of the subject slightly angled toward them. This causes the light to fall right across their face while leaving the other side untouched and shadowed…thus creating mood! ahhhhaaaa!”
Click here to read Brian’s Profoto B1 review and to learn more about how he lit his portraits.