Posts Tagged ‘Pro-7b’

Watch Simeon Quarrie Make a Young Couple’s Dream Come True

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Some people fantasize about their wedding until the day it occurs. If you’re one of them, Simeon Quarrie might be the wedding photographer you’re looking for. Because his images sure do look like dreams come true. 

His recent series Released by Love is, by no definition, an exception. On the contrary, it shows Simeon take his signature style to a whole new level. By skillfully balancing the ambient light in a meticulously decorated attic with the light from his D1 monolight and Pro-7b pack, Simeon creates a series of images with a soft, dreamlike beauty. As mentioned before, it looks like someone’s fantasy just came true. And judging from the wedding couple’s reaction, that’s exactly what happened.

“Sometimes you have to just seize the opportunity,” says Simeon in regards to the theme. “Take who or what you want, despite the seeming restrictions from friends, family or a past that can act as an obstacle. Tied. Unavailable. Restricted. However, wanting to be released. Hence the title, Released by Love.”

The final images can be seen in the end of the video. But if you want our advice, watch the entire video from start to finish. It is worth every second of your time.

After that, you should check out Simeon’s website.

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Alexander Alexandrov Transforms a Gridded Softbox into a Barred Window

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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Profoto Alexander Alexandrov Sly Vicious 04 600x400 Alexander Alexandrov Transforms a Gridded Softbox into a Barred Window

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Portrait photographer Alexander Alexandrov likes somber moods and stories, and he knows how to use lighting to achieve that effect. For instance, he recently made a gridded softbox look like a barred window. Read the story and learn how.

Alexander Alexandrov was born in Voronezh, Russia, but moved to the United States in his late teens. It was here that he discovered his love for photography – for people photography in particular.

“I like to shoot people,” says Alexander. “I wouldn’t say just portraits, but close to that. I like character-driven visual storytelling. Even if it’s a cool location and high fashion wardrobe, the eyes are still “the window to the person’s soul”, as the saying goes.”

In terms of lighting, what would you say is the most important thing to remember as a people photographer?

I think it’s important to always try to do it in a way that doesn’t call attention to it and doesn’t distract but adds to the photograph. Most importantly, if you can understand your setup and it feels right to you and you understand why, then you got it.” Read More

Traveling and Loving Light with Rob Howard

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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Profoto Rob Howard Traveling and Loving Light with Rob Howard

A lot of photographers dream of the life Rob Howard is living, traveling, photographing, and getting paid to do it! Fellow photographer Jamie Goodsell has interviewed him on his blog Goodsell Photography, offering us a peek at how he got started and what keeps him driven.

One thing that definitely comes through in the interview is Rob’s passion for photography and for light. He often combines ambient light and strobes in his work, traveling with a couple of Acute packs or Pro-7b’s. He writes, “I love to blend strobe and ambient light… Usually I’m pretty lucky with the light… and I see it all of the time. I often see light before I see an object. I just love light so much.”

Read the full interview on Goodsell Photography. See more of Rob’s work at robhowardphoto.com.

All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Jamie Goodsell, all rights reserved; story is ©Profoto. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or re-post elsewhere without written permission.

Be a Part of Matthew Jordan Smith’s Future Presidents

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in News

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“If you had the chance, the opportunity, to inspire a future American president, would you?” This is the question photographer and Profoto Master, Matthew Jordan Smith is asking in his new project Future Presidents.

Future Presidents is all about inspiring young children and their parents to dream big. His goal is to travel to all 50 states, along with his Pro-7b and Magnum reflector, capturing images that answer the question, “What would you do if you were the President of the United States?” Read More

Peter Dawson on Outdoor Automotive Photography

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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Profoto Peter Dawson Peter Dawson on Outdoor Automotive Photography

Shooting outdoors always has its challenges, and when you’re shooting an ad for a car, the art director has locked down your camera, and you can’t move the car, you’ve got more than a few challenges to overcome.

Peter Dawson, though, is up to the task and he reveals some of his techniques in this feature on Shutterbug. When shooting on location, he relies on Profoto Pro-7b packs to give him the power he needs. “I shoot with a lot of natural light,” he says, “mixing strobes in to highlight certain parts of the car… I use Profoto white beauty dishes with grids frequently to highlight tires and anything that’s not just metal.”

Read the whole article on Shutterbug and see more of Peter Dawson’s photography at peterdawson.net.

 

All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Shutterbug and Peter Dawson, all rights reserved; story is ©Profoto. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or repost elsewhere without written permission.