Posts Tagged ‘B1’

How Joe McNally Turned An Empty Room Into a Scary Halloween Fairy Tale

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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Sometimes, you just have to let your imagination run free. That’s exactly what photographer Joe McNally did for this Halloween-inspired shoot. Borned and raised on comic books and vivid imaginations of Mordor, Joe’s imagination ran all the way back to his darkest childhood fantasies.

In a recently published story on his blog, Joe McNally reveals how he turned an empty room into a scary Halloween fairy tale. With great help from a brilliant body painter, a talented hair stylist, producers and assistants, Joe turned his vision into reality.

Lighting-wise, Joe brought a bit of everything. He had three AcuteB2 battery generators, one powerful B4 battery generator and two B1 Off-Camera Flashes. He also added five SB 910 speed lights to the mix.

“Each light had a job to do, in a specific area of the photo,” Joe writes. “Then they all had to mesh into something plausible.”.

It all started with a shimmer and an idea and ended up as really amazing images.

Head over the his blog for the full story. This is too good to miss.

Man on Wire. Flash in Face. Chasm Below.

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Sports Photography

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© Andrew Bydlon

What do you do if you have a friend who strings lines across mountain chasms and walks across? Do you tell him to please stop? Or do you put a 500Ws flash in his face while he is walking across? Andrew Bydlon did the latter. And the result looks pretty darn cool. 

Remember this? If not, here is the short version: On August 11, 2014, we announced the release of Air Remote TTL-N – the clever little divide that allows Nikon shooters to do TTL with the B1 Off-Camera Flash.

To celebrate its release, we asked you guys to pitch us your best idea for a shoot, and promised to send whoever came up with the most exciting idea a B1 and an Air Remote TTL-N. That someone turned out to be outdoor photographer Andrew Bydlon. Andrew wanted to shoot his friend Scott walking across a line stringed across a mountain chasm. But to do so, he needed something portable yet really powerful. And that he got.

Now, Andrew has done his shoot and returned to us with some pretty stunning shots and a short story about the shoot, both if which you will find below.

When you are done reading his story, head over to The Caveman Collective for more jaw dropping cool outdoor shots. Read More

Moose Peterson’s Air Remote TTL-N Review: “The TTL Is a Miracle!”

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Review

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Moose Peterson is a dedicated photographer and educator who has spent years photographing endangered wildlife. Lately, however, Moose’s eyes have turned to aviation photography. For this shoot of the FM-2P Wildcat, Moose used his flash to bring life to the ambient light. Being a Nikon ambassador, Moose brought a Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and the recently released Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon to the shoot. Here is what he has to say about his new tools. 

“I’d come up with this portrait idea a month prior to the shoot knowing I’d have the new Air Remote TTL-N remote unit for my favorite flash, the Profoto B1. The i-TTL system for the Profoto so fits my style of photography because I’m using the flash to bring life to the ambient light. The flash is the main light lighting the subject and the ambient being the fill light, setting the stage for the subject.

“The beauty of the Air Remote TTL-N from Profoto is the multi level of control you have over the light while using the computer in the camera!” Moose continues. “There are three channels so you can effectively change the output of lights on those three channels wirelessly and via TTL exposure control. At the same time, you can fine tune the output of each flash via its power control. It makes the power and simplicity of the Profoto B1 such a powerful creative lighting tool!”

Head over to Moose’s blog for the full story plus a behind-the-scenes video and a few more stunning shots of pilots and planes.

Our Webinar on How to Use Light as An Element Was Recorded and Is Now Available as a Video

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Videos

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On October 22, we did a live webinar with Jared Platt on how to use light as an element in real weddings. Did you miss it? Don’t worry. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.

In this webinar, Jared Platt show you how to light all those different situations that can happen during a wedding. You will also get to see what tools Jared is using.

Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. The next one is scheduled for November 19. Click here to sign up, and we’ll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start.

All previous webinars are also available on the same page. There is one on dramatic night portraits, one on senior portraits and one on how to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions, to name just a few examples.

For more information about the B1 off-camera flash and the other Light Shaping Tools Jared is using in this video, click here.

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Walk Through a Wedding, Part 16: The Cake Cutting

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 sixteenth episode, Justin & Mary talk about how they capture the cutting of the wedding cake.

At this point in the reception we try to remain unobtrusive so we keep our lighting off to the side”, says Justin. “Things tend to happen really quickly during the cake cutting, so it’s always great to have a second angle.”

So, what setup did they use to light the cake cutting moment? The answer is: two B1 Off-Camera Flashes, wirelessly controlled with the Air Remote TTL-C. The off-camera flash to the right was equipped with an Umbrella Deep Translucent L while the one to the left had a Zoom Reflector on it.

When everything was in place, Justin got in front of the couple and took the traditional shot, while Mary went of to the side to get an alternative shot from a 120° angle.

Click play to dive a bit more into the details.

Previous episodes of Walk Through a Wedding can be found here. The next video will be released on November 3.

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