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Michael Mueller: Between a Rock and a Hard Reflector

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Sports Photography

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Remember Michael Mueller who climbed a mountain with Profoto strobes to shoot ski hikers? Guess what? He has done it again. But this time even faster athletes have replaced the ski hikers.

Michael Mueller’s stunning images for the Dynafit winter collection struck a chord amongst photographers and athletes alike. Seeing perfectly lit skiers fighting their way through a snowstorm is not something you see every day. It was inspiring, regardless of whether you are a photographer or athlete.

So, it should come as no surprise that Dynafit once again contacted Michael when the time came to shoot its summer collection. The assignment was similar: shoot the athletes in a larger than life way, yet with a natural feel. But there were some important differences: it was now summertime and the subjects were fearless alpine runners.

“In a way it’s easier to shoot in wintertime, because the snow reflects the light so you don’t need as many flashes,” says Michael. “We brought three flash heads for the winter shoot. This time we brought six. In addition, we could now only go up to 2,000 meters by car, so we had to hike the final 500 meters to the top.”

 

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Kurtis Kronk Tries the new AcuteB Two-head Split Cable

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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On March 25, Profoto released the AcuteB Two-head Split Cable – an uncomplicated accessory that lets you connect two heads to your AcuteB2 battery generator. Photographer Kurtis Kronk has tried it out. Here is what he has to say.

The new AcuteB Two-head Split Cable is a cord with one plug in one end and two in the other. Connect it to the output on your AcuteB2 and you have two outputs at your disposal. Very simple, yet very effective.

San Antonio-based photographer Kurtis Kronk was the first to shoot with the Split Cable. Kurtis had long planned on doing a shoot with a yogini at Enchanted Rock – a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome a couple of hours drive from his studio. Before the release of the Split Cable, however, Kronk had to choose between using just one light and carrying two battery generators with him on his trip. But now there was a third option. Read More

Connect Two Heads to your AcuteB2 with the Split Cable!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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Remember this? Well, today is the official release date of the product we were talking about: the AcuteB Twin-head Split Cable

The Split Cable is a cord with one plug in one end and two in the other. Connect it to the output on your AcuteB2 and you have two outputs at your disposal. Very simple, yet very effective. It is either half the baggage or twice the possibilities, depending on what you are used to.

For the record, with the Split Cable connected, the power distribution from the AcuteB2 becomes fully symmetric and each head can be powered with up to 300Ws.

We would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to those of you who replied to our little contest. As promised, we sent a Split Cable and two Acute-B Heads to one of you. The images and the interview that came out of it can found here.