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What’s the Difference Between On and Off-Camera Flash?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Videos

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What’s the Difference? is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt compares shooting on and off camera. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question in the comment section if you have one!

We found a perfect little spot in the Japanese Friendship Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona, to take a portrait of our little ring bearer peeking in on the rings. The bearfoot ring bearer was perfect for this lush setting.

It was a beautiful afternoon and the shade of the gardens was a perfect spot for making images. Behind the subject, I had plenty of direct sunlight dappling through the trees, but the soft, open shade around him made taking a portrait comfortable and uncomplicated.

Our goal with the shot was to compare an on-camera flash to an off-camera flash. In both cases, we used only one light (aside from the sun).

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On to Light Shaping: At the Speed Of Light with Simeon Quarrie

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Videos

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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 Simeon Quarrie for a fun and fast pre-wedding photo shoot. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.

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.

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On To Light Shaping: How Tom Munoz Created His Exotic Portrait

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Videos

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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 Tom Munoz as he captures exotic bridal portraits in Coconut Grove Florida. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.

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.

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

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Videos

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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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On To Light Shaping: Sal Cincotta At the Great Wall with Some Great Lights

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 wedding photographer Sal Cincotta at The Great Wall of China. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.

Sal Cincotta knows a great location when he sees one. The first time he visited the Great Wall in China he knew he would one day return, this time with cameras and a plan. Born in Brooklyn, Cincotta worked as a wonk at Microsoft before finding his true calling as a photographer. About 10 years ago he upped and left the East Coast. Today he’s a wedding and portrait photographer based in the St Louis Metro area, though his assignments often take him far from the comforts of his Illinois studio. Like China for instance.

Far from a romantic journey, Sal describes the trip to the Great Wall as a “boat, plane, train, Trolley, cab, and lots of walking sort of deal. It isn’t near anything. It’s extremely remote. You have to pack light, you need to understand you’re not going to be carrying more than about 50lb of gear with you. And, there’s no car to run back to when you forget something.”

One thing he’s learned over the years is that he doesn’t need big lights – he needs power. “The B2 Heads are about the same weight and mass as my speedlites, but they output 4 to 5-times the light,” he says. “Speedlites put out maybe 50 or 60ws of light. The B2 Heads output 250ws!”

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