When asked to think of a way to illustrate the portability and flexibility of the Profoto B2, Finn Beales suggested a lifestyle shoot in the Black Mountains in Wales.
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Brand and lifestyle photographer Matt Korinek is a busy bee. A while ago he put the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and its High-Speed Sync functionality to the test. Now he’s back with a review of the Profoto B2.
After taking size, weight, set-up and performance into consideration, Matt put together a nice chart to compare the B1 and the B2 to conclude which flash is the most suitable for what kind of shooting.
When talking about the benefits of the B2, Matt is particularly enthusiastic about its portability.
“I love how lightweight it is,” he writes. “The Profoto B2 is a great piece of gear.”
Check out the full review on Matt’s blog.
Matt has also made a separate review of the OCF Light Shaping Tools.
Commercial photographer and filmmaker Dan Bannister matched scenic archive photographs with green screen portraits. The result is a series of ethereal and evocative portraits of lighthouse keepers. We had a little chat with Dan to learn how he did it.
Even though in his professional career, he has focused mainly on portraiture and lifestyle advertising work, when going through his archive, Dan Bannister realized that he had a lot of landscape images – of lighthouses in particular.
Growing up on the east coast of Canada, Dan has always had an affinity for the sea and the characters that live and work on the Atlantic Ocean. Recognizing this, a new idea for a personal project arose.
On to Light Shaping is a video series in which get to see renowned portrait and wedding photographers create magic with Profoto Off-Camera Flash. In this video we join husband & wife team Laibel and Chana Schwartz for a wedding anniversary shoot on the High Line in New York. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.
Laibel and Chana Schwartz, a NY-based husband and wife wedding photography team, love what they do. As an extension of their wedding business, they recently launched a program called The Eternal Image, for couples to break out of the mundane tasks of daily life and connect through the experience and the images that Laibel and Chana create.
Felix Shumack is an Aussie photographer, based in the UK, with a passion for sports. He began his career back in Sydney as an assistant. Since 2013, he calls London his home and focuses on portrait, action and sports photography. And that is where this story begins. “I love working with athletes that love what they do”, says Felix.
This shoot is the first part of Felix’s personal project called The Grind, a project with an aim to further develop his visual style and grow his portfolio of sports imagery. “I would describe my photographic style as intense and atmospheric. I always shoot on location with controlled light to create imagery full of texture and dynamic range”, he says. “The Grind is about capturing that which drives an athlete to suffer for what they love.”
Felix began the planning of the project by interviewing an athlete, in this case talented amateur mountain biker Ben Spear, to understand the feelings and emotions he has to master to succeed in his sport. “In the interview, Ben talked about overcoming the ‘fear factor’ and mastering the technical aspects of breaking, timing and balance. I used these comments to create the different scenarios for the shoot.“