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Profoto HSS. It Is Here. Start Using It Today.

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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Up until now, HSS solutions have been either consistent but lacking in speed and power, or fast and powerful but inconsistent. Today, we release Profoto HSS – a new solution that has all of the benefits and none of the limitations.

High-Speed Sync (HSS) is the technical term for syncing flash with shutter speeds shorter than the so-called x-sync, typically 1/250 of a second. It is a useful tool for controlling ambient light and for freezing action. But there used to be limitations.

Current solutions for speedlights give you a fairly even exposure. But it does so at the expense of speed and power. Previous solutions for larger flashes were faster and more powerful. But the exposure could differ as much as 2 f-stops in a single shot.

Profoto’s new solution for the B1 Off-Camera Flash has all of the benefits and none of the limitations. The B1 itself is about ten times as powerful as the average speedlight and fast enough to keep up with your camera. With the new Profoto HSS upgrade installed, you switch to HSS Mode with a simple button-press. You will then be able to shoot at shutter as fast as 1/8000 of a second.

But it does not stop there. Profoto HSS is a unique, patent-pending technology, providing an extremely fast series of flash pulses. What this means in practice is that you get an extremely consistent exposure with no measurable variation over the image.

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Shutterbug’s Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Review: “The Battery Design and Capacity are exemplary.”

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Review

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Shutterbug is a magazine dedicated to serious photo enthusiasts and working professionals. Recently, Shutterbugs’s staff writer Steve Bedell put the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and the Air Remote TTL-C to the test. Read his review to learn what he thinks about them. 

“Like all Profoto gear, the B1 lights and accessories are built to take years of hard use,” writes Shutterbug’s Steve Bedell. “I particularly like the lamp head design where you just throw a cap on it and you don’t worry about breaking anything. The battery design and capacity are exemplary.”

Steve wanted to try the B1 Off-Camera Flash and Air Remote TTL-C on location. Doing so, he tried a few different setups. For instance, he did one in Atlantic Gymnastics in Dover, New Hampshire, where he used two B1 Off-Camera Flashes, one Umbrella Deep White L and his Air Remote TLL-C.

His conclusion?

“The Air Remote TTL-C controller is so simple to use that you’ll be off and running in five minutes. Once you get used to using it, the integration of radio control plus TTL makes everything else seem like old tech.”

“They set up quickly and can get you accurate exposures with little effort on your part. With the cost of top-of-the-line speedlights going for $550 to $600 with only a fraction of the power, the B1 lights make economic sense for many applications. If you have the need and the budget, these lights should be high on your shopping list.”

Click here to read the detailed review at Shutterbug’s website.

If you want to learn more about Profoto B1, click here

Walk Through a Wedding, Part 17: The Hora

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series on wedding photography, in which we follow Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. In the seventeenth episode, Justin & Mary talk about how they photograph the Hora.

“I really love that first moment when the bride sits down, and all the sudden the four groomsmen grab that chair, and that first second, as she is lifting of the ground.”, says Justin.

For this shoot, Justin & Mary were both shooting at the same time. They set up two B1 Off-Camera Flashes in each corner and were able to cover different angles. “If you think about it, there are actually two sets of 90 degrees, and two sets of 120 degrees at any time”, says Mary.

One of the B1 Off-Camera Flashes was equipped with an Umbrella Shallow White M and the second B1 was equipped with a 1,3×2 RFi Softbox attached to a speedring. Last but not least, they used the Air Remote TTL-C for wirelessly controll.

For more details of the shoot, make sure to watch the video.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here. The next video will be released on November 17.

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Wedding Photographer Brian Marcus Rushes Through the Streets of NYC with a Nikon, an Air Remote TTL-N and a Profoto B1

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Today is the official release date of Air Remote TTL-N – a clever little unit that attaches to your Nikon camera’s hotshoe, allowing you to do TTL with the B1 off-camera flash.

With the release of Air Remote TTL-N, the Profoto B1 becomes the world’s first off-camera flash to do TTL with both Nikon and Canon cameras. Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe, Canon shooters the Air Remote TTL-C.

So regardless if you’re shooting with Nikon or Canon, you can do it with TTL, without any cords and with plenty of power, speed and light shaping option.

To celebrate the release, we gave B1 off-camera flashes, an Air Remote TTL-N and some Light Shaping Tools to wedding photographer Brian Marcus and asked him to take them for a spin on the streets of New York City.

How did they perform? Click play and see for yourself.

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How to Shoot with TTL When the Weather Keeps Changing

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Lighting Tips

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On September 17, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt will host a free webinar on how to shoot with TTL when the sun comes in and out of the clouds. To get you in the mood for the webinar, Jared has written an article on the topic. Enjoy!

Although I learned flash in a completely manual world, complete with light meters and distance charts, TTL (Through The Lens) flash metering has been around for a while now. We have come to expect it on any on camera flash and with the help of radio and infrared, some companies have even taken the TTL metering off camera.

Basically, TTL technology allows the camera and the flash to have a conversation about the appropriate power of the flash for any given exposure. Not all TTL systems are excellent at this, but the Profoto B1 off-camera flash and the Air Remote TTL-C (for Canon) and the Air Remote TTL-N (for Nikon) do a fantastic job communicating with the camera and come up with very accurate results.

On September 15, 2014, Profoto is releasing Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon, so we took it on location with a Nikon D800 and two B1 off-camera flashes for a 100% TTL photo shoot on location in the desert lakes of Arizona.

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