Posts Tagged ‘Collapsible Reflectors’

Flash Photographer Tobias Björkgren Tries Shooting with Collapsible Reflectors Only

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Fashion Photography

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 Flash Photographer Tobias Björkgren Tries Shooting with Collapsible Reflectors Only

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Winter is coming to Stockholm. Every day we’re getting less sun hours. So, what to do when you got a bunch of new Collapsible Reflectors to try out? Well, you go to Spain, of course! That’s what Tobias Björkgren did.

While in Spain, Tobias did two fashion shoots for two different brands. He did one shoot for Swedish designer Frida Ahlvarssson’s label Ahlvar and one for the conceptual brand NHORM. The shoot for Ahlvar was done in the afternoon in Cartagena with the town’s beautiful architecture as backdrop. The shoot for NHORM shoot was done in the countryside in the setting sun amongst red colored sands stones.

Tobias, who usually shoots with Profoto flash packs, says he enjoyed the simple yet creative approach that shooting with the Collapsible Reflectors only brought.

“It was real treat,” he says. “I usually work with at least one but often several flash heads. Being able to create any light you want is, of course, an incredible thing. But it can also be a bit bewildering to have all the options at hand. It’s easy to get lost in technology. Shooting with Collapsible Reflectors only resulted in a different workflow. I found myself being more spontaneous with my model and my light. I was never afraid to try a new angle or just take a few steps around the area and quickly set up a new shot. Needless to say, they were also very easy to travel with.”

Below are the final images and two behind-the-scenes videos from Tobias’ trip to Spain – one from Ahlvar shoot and one from the NHORM shoot.

If you want to see even more Tobias work, check out his website.

If you want to learn more about our Collapsible Reflectors, click here.

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Fstoppers Reviews our Brand New Collapsible Reflectors

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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The very first review of our brand new Collapsible Reflectors has been published. It is the good people over at Fstoppers that have tried and tested them. And they like them.

The review was done by photographer David Bickley, who brought the Collapsible Reflectors and two models with him to a luxurious apartment for some beautiful portraiture work.

David starts the review by saying:

“A reflector is a reflector. Right? That was my first thought when I was asked to be the first to review Profoto’s new line of collapsible reflectors. ”It’s a reflector, are you serious?” I mean come on, in what possible way could this be any different from everything else I’ve used? A reflector is a reflector. However, obviously I said yes and here we are…and I was wrong. So very, very wrong.”

He concludes with saying:

“Overall I love this line of collapsibles. They are sturdy, comfortable and easy to control even for the inexperienced on set. I really just want to give the design team a big high-five for doing so well where every other reflector design has fallen short.”

Head over to Fstoppers for the full story.

We also recommend checking out David’s beautiful website.

If you want to learn more about our Collapsible Reflectors, head over to our website or check out our latest Light Shaping Tool of the Month piece.

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Light Shaping Tool of the Month: Collapsible Reflectors

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Fashion Photography

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Profoto Reflectors Frederico Martins Light Shaping Tool of the Month: Collapsible Reflectors

Each month we highlight a certain item in Profoto’s rich assortment of Light Shaping Tools (previous articles can be found here). This month we talk to Portuguese fashion photographer Frederico Martins about our brand new Profoto Reflectors, released only yesterday!

Born and raised by the owner of a clothing store, fashion is not only Frederico Martins profession. It is in his blood. Today, he is an awarded fashion photographer who counts renowned publications such as Vogue, Elle, Maxim and GQ among his clients.

Frederico started his career shooting surfers, and ever since, he enjoys using the elements of nature and available light to his advantage. This is also the reason why he prefers working with reflectors.

“Working with reflectors is a more natural approach,” says Frederico. “You can forget about batteries, carrying heavy equipment and adjusting the color temperature. You get a natural look and feel with very little effort.” Read More

Shape Sunlight or Bounce Flash Light with our New Collapsible Reflectors

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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We do not need tell you why collapsible reflectors are great. Every photographer knows that (affordable, lightweight, easy to use, etc.). But what you most probably did not know is that we just released a bunch of them.

So, what make ours stand out from the crowd of collapsible reflectors? Well, here are a couple of features that we think make our Collapsible Reflectors special:

First of all, the sturdy yet collapsible squircle-shaped metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles. This makes the reflectors much easier to fold and hold in various positions. Also, the Collapsible Reflectors have a squircle shape that is quite unique.

Secondly, we put a lot of effort into making sure our Collapsible Reflectors are as tough and reliable as possible. They are designed with high-quality fabrics and the frame itself is far tougher and durable than your average reflector.

Last but not least, Profoto’s Collapsible Reflectors are available in no less than ten different versions. Four types of two-sided reflectors are available: Silver/White, Sunsilver/White, Gold/White & Matte Black/White. There is also a translucent screen available to be used as a diffuser. Each of these is available in two sizes: Medium (80 cm /32’’) and Large (120 cm /47”).

Below you fill find a complete list of all the Collapsible Reflectors that are available as of today. For more information, please go to the dedicated page at our website.

You will also find a couple of behind-the-scenes images below, showing Portuguese fashion photographer Frederico Martins in action with the new Collapsible Reflectors. Tomorrow, we will publish the full story from Frederico’s shoot. Stay tuned!

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