Posts Tagged ‘B1’

Profoto B2 In the Field

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in On location, Review, Videos, Wedding Photography

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In March portrait and wedding photographer Sal Cincotta tried out the portability of the B2 at the Great Wall of China. Now Sal and his friends at Shutter Magazine have recorded a video of their own, testing the Profoto B2 OFC System in the field.

Up-and-coming wedding photographers Michael Anthony from LA and Leonardo Volutro from Miami both set out to try the Profoto B2 and OCF Light Shaping Tools on location. An experienced B1 user, Michael had yet not tried the B2 and Leonardo had just made his first step from speedlights to shooting with an Off-Camera Flash system.

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Joe McNally Blogs About TTL, High-Speed Sync and How to Use Lighting Ratios

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Fashion Photography, Lighting Tips, Off-camera Flash

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© Joe McNally

© Joe McNally

 

You all know who Joe McNally is. But did you know that he recently recorded three video tutorials on how to light?

The first video explores through-the-lens (TTL) metering, the second one explains what light ratios are and how to use them, while the third tutorial shows you the benefits of using High-Speed Sync (HSS) in strong daylight.

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Trigger Your Profoto Flashes Directly from Your Phase One XF At 1/1600 of a Second

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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Last year our friends at Phase One approached us and informed us that they would like to seamlessly integrate our flash system into their camera systems. Now the result is here: the groundbreaking XF Camera System, allowing you to trigger your Profoto flashes directly from your camera back at shutter speeds as fast as 1/1600 of a second.

Most available camera systems have a technical limitation preventing them from being used at shutter speeds faster than 1/250 of a second when using flash. This limitation causes problems when trying to control ambient light, shooting in daylight, and when freezing motion outdoors to name just a few examples.

Profoto provides two different solutions to this problem depending on what system you use.

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What’s Different When You’re Shooting in Freeze Mode?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Lighting Tips

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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 with and without Freeze Mode activated on his flash. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question to Jared in the comment section if you have one!

Freezing a moment in time has always been the hallmark of the photographic arts. In the 1870s, Eadweard Muybridge used photography to freeze the gallop of a horse and proved that during gallup, all four legs leave the ground.

In this case, our lighting challenge was not to freeze a galloping horse, but to freeze the explosion of a water balloon. We filled an entire basket with small water balloons and asked our baseball player to swing away, while we compared the difference between a set of standard studio flashes and a set of Profoto B1 and B2 Off-Camera Flashes set to Freeze Mode. Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Grid and No Grid?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Lighting Tips

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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 with and without Grids on his flashes. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question to Jared in the comment section if you have one!

High School Senior Portraits have become more and more elaborate, almost like little mini fashion shoots. Very few of my senior portrait sessions are shot with natural light alone. In fact, many of them can end up just like this shoot. Lighting is a big part of the success of a stylized senior portrait.

For this lighting challenge we wanted to compare how Grids change our lighting scenario. One scenario includes all lights without any Grids. Our second scenario includes a Grid on every single lighting source. As you’ll see, that small change changes the image drastically. Read More