Posts Tagged ‘Pro-B3’

Ian Ruhter’s Workshop at Palm Springs Photo Festival: How to Do Wet Plates with Profoto Strobes

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At this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival, photographer Ian Ruhter held a workshop on how to do wet plates with Profoto strobes. All these shots were created by his students (including a famous face you’ll all recognize) on the second day. And here is how it all went down, in Ian’s own words. 

It was almost a decade ago that I picked up my first camera. I took my first photography class and my eyes were opened to something that my senses had never felt before.

Shortly after, I realized that I was holding a new passport to the world in my hands and that this craft was one of the greatest gifts anyone has ever given me. Since this time the camera has led me around the world– a couple of times. Along the way, during this great adventure, I learned from many different photographers. Today, I am happy that I am able to share this gift with others. Read More

Yuri Arcurs Blasts 30.000Ws of Flash on Location to Light up a Flying Fighter Jet

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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We’ve spent the majority of the week sharing portable one-light setups. Now, something at the other end of the spectrum!

It’s Danish photographer Yuri Arcurs who is at it again. Above-all known for taking the concept of microstock photography to the next level, this videos shows Yuri doing something quite different. Armed with more Pro-B3 flash packs than we care to count, Yuri heads out to an airfield to shoot a fighter jet flying by at 500 km/h! Needless to say, short flash duration was of absolute necessity.

You’ve gotta hand it to Yuri, he’s one photographer not afraid to leave his comfort zone.

See more jaw-dropping stuff at this website.

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Chris Gale: Flashes in the Dark

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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The good people over at Phase One just published a video featuring photographer Chris Gale, who ventured down a disused London Underground station called Aldwych.

Needless to say, working at a disused London Underground station poses a number of challenges. Chris had do the shoot in almost pitch darkness, without any mains power, and he had to wrap up the shoot in only three hours.

The fact that Chris needed to use flashes to fake the tunnel lights posed yet another challenge, as the flash packs had to be placed a couple of hundreds meter away.

“I’m shooting over a comparatively large area, so I need to ensure that I can reliably trigger the flash, ” says Chris. “There are no second chances to get this shot, so I can’t have any problems with
my camera system, software or lighting.

“I’m using six Profoto battery generators. The images will be shot using a Phase One 645DF+ with a Profoto Air Sync on the camera’s hot-shoe. I chose the Air Sync as it should work
on a range of around 300 meters.”

Complete gear list and final image can be found below.

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Behind the Scenes at Profoto: Anton Falk

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Behind the Scenes at Profoto

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Profoto is more than a brand and a line of products. It is also the place where some us work and spend our weekdays. Have you ever wondered who we are or what the thinking was behind the design of this or that piece of equipment? Then join us behind the scenes at Profoto!

Who invents Profoto’s products? Where do the ideas come from? Who decides what ideas to develop? And what do you actually do when you develop a product? Anton Falk, Project Manager at Profoto, has the answers to all these questions.

Anton, who invents Profoto’s products?

“That’s not an easy question to answer. We get ideas from all kinds of places: from photographers, from rental studios, from distributors, from our colleagues, from our own experience, and so on. The best ideas are written down in a list. From this list, we choose what ideas to turn into actual projects.” Read More

Lighting Details with Tim Wallace

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Shooting a car does not necessarily mean shooting the entire car. According to renowned car photographer Tim Wallace, it is just as important to take a step closer.

“One of the big things that we spend a lot of time doing is shooting the actual element of the car, the detail,” says Tim. “It’s part of the personality of the car. It defines, really, what that car is. And when we look at shooting detail, light really does come into its element.”

One of Tim’s favorite techniques when shooting detail is to create contrast by bringing a softbox up close – a technique he talks about in this video.

When you are done watching the video, click the “more” button for a selection of Tim’s incredible work with car details.

You should also check out the designated Tim Wallace page at the Profoto website. Here you will find another two videos with more striking images and insightful tips and tricks. Read More