Posts Tagged ‘Air Remote’

Here’s How Ian Ruhter Created His Celebrity Portrait

Written by Ian Ruhter on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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In a recent video, entitled The Making of a Celebrity Portrait,  wet plate maestro Ian Ruhter made us question the celebrity culture and how we perceive ourselves. In this post Ian will show you how the portraits were done. Here is the story, in his own words.

The #iamthecelebrity project aims to gain a fuller picture of what we look like today, through our own self-portraits. This idea of creating a self-portrait was presented to me by my friends at Profoto. The idea morphed into something greater, because I was a bit weary of making a self-portrait of myself. We made a video showcasing this journey, entitled The Making of a Celebrity Portrait. The title speaks to the images that influence our own image everyday and how we portray ourselves.

What we wanted to do is to create a tighter photograph than we usually make. This meant we were going to build an entirely new camera. After discussing this with my crew we came up with the idea of turning our office into a camera. This would give us a lot more space to work within.

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Dan Brady’s Black and White Fashion Shoot

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Dan Brady is a self taught photographer based in Perth, Australia. Dan recently did a fashion shoot in his hometown with model Holly Doherty at Glamshot Studios. He also had a behind-the-scenes video shot, which he was kind enough to share with us, so that we in turn can share it with you.

On the Profoto side, we spotted an Air Remote, RFi softoxes and a D1 monolight. The latter was apparently equipped with a large Mola Setti. Did we miss anything?

The final images can be found below. You should also check out Dan’s website.

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Stan Evans and the Pro-B4 on a Harlem Rooftop

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Photographer Stan Evans is guest blogging for the Adorama ARCblog. The post, published earlier this week, takes us behind the scenes of a recent shoot Stan did with the two models, the Phase One 645DF+, the IQ 160 back and the Profoto Pro-B4.

“The test would be a rooftop in Harlem – narrow stairs to the entry, no power nearby, and a variety of sets,” writes Stan. “Could I create a quality image using all new gear with minimal hiccups?”

You will find these answer here.

Tim Wallace Shows How to Light a Car in Five Simple Steps

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Lighting a car is not easy. Cars are big, they are reflective and they have almost no flat surfaces. Luckily for us, Tim Wallace, who some call the world’s greatest car photographer, is happy to share some invaluable tips and tricks with us.

“When lighting a car it is always best to start very simple, don’t over-engineer it, and build your light up gradually,” explains Tim, who used four Pro-B3 battery generators, two Zoom Reflectors, two Softbox 1×6′ RF and an Air Remote to create the image below.

Take five minutes off and learn from one of the best in the industry how to do it yourself. You will not regret it.

You should also check out our designated Tim Wallace page at the Profoto website. Here you will find another two videos with striking images and insightful tips and tricks. Read More

6 Looks in 1 Setup: Understanding Zones with Air Remote

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Videos

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Mark Wallace walks you through using zones, or groups, wirelessly in this video from AdoramaTV.

Mark sets up six Profoto D1 lights: a White Softlight Reflector as the key, a 2×3’ Softbox for fill, two kicker lights aimed into V-flats to highlight the model’s cheeks, and two different background lights — one with a 5 Degree Grid and another with a Zoom Reflector.

Since all his lights are in their own zone using the Air Remote, he can control them independently without ever leaving his camera. “In fact,” he says, “we actually got six different looks from our shoot.”

Watch the video to see all six looks and read more on AdoramaTV.

 

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