Posts Tagged ‘Off-camera Flash’

Sign Up For a Free Webinar On How To Mix Ambient Light with Strobes on Location

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Videos

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On November 19, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt will host a free webinar on how to get a natural looking result when mixing ambient light with strobes on location.

It will take place on November 19 at 7PM CET (November 19 at 10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris // November 20 at 2AM Beijing, 3AM Tokyo, 5AM Sydney).

Jared Platt will be reviewing images from various lifestyle and portrait shoots on location. The discussions will focus heavily on mixing ambient light and strobes for maximum effect with minimal effort.

Jared has also written a blog post about this. Make sure not to miss it.

 

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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.

Pro Photo’s Profoto B1 Review: “Don’t Do Anything Until You’ve Had A Good Look at The B1.”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Australian photography magazine Pro Photo just published a Profoto B1 review that put a smile to our faces.  

“The world’s first flash monobloc with wireless TTL exposure control adds a new level of convenience to shooting on location,” writes Pro Photo’s Paul Burrows.

His final verdict is: “If you’re thinking about buying any sort of lighting in the near future, don’t do anything until you’ve had a good look at the B1… more likely than not, it’s going to be what you’re really looking for.”

The full review is available here.

Pro Photo was also kind enough to offer a full pdf, straight from the magazine, with plenty of images. The pdf can be downloaded here, if you prefer that way of reading the review.

Nikon Shooters, We Got News for You

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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On September 15, we will release Air Remote TTL-N, a small, wireless radio transmitter that attaches to the Nikon camera’s hotshoe and enables TTL metering with the Profoto B1 off-camera flash.

In other words, Air Remote TTL-N is the Nikon shooter’s equivalent to the Canon shooter’s Air Remote TTL-C (available since November 2013).

We are now looking for Nikon test pilots to try out the new Air Remote TTL-N before it is launched.

Interested? Click here to sign up.

Also, thanks to HR Studios for the stunning video above.

 

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Nature Photographer Jasper Doest’s First Experience with the B1 Off-camera Flash

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Animal photography

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Fashion photographers, commercial photographers, product photographers – they all shoot with flash. Amongst nature photographers, on the other hand, the use of flash is less widespread.  But Jasper Doest shoots with flash. And he just tried the Profoto B1 off-camera flash. Here is what he has to say of it, in his own words:  

In the field of nature photography, there’s still some hesitance against the use of artificial light sources. I don’t agree with this. Just as long as you use your flash in an appropriate way.

Try to practice balancing the light on a stuffed animal or a human model. You’ll notice that if you point your flash directly at your model at full power he or she is not going to be happy. It could even cause temporarily eye damage. So be careful with this. Another reason why you do not want to do this is that it creates very harsh flat light. Artificial light is meant to control the quality of light, not as a compensation for lack of light quantity. When you learn how to control the quantity and to balance the light from the right angles you will find that using a flash unit in a natural environment does not cause any problems for you and the welfare of the animals.

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