Our Webinar on How to Use Light as An Element Was Recorded and Is Now Available as a Video

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On October 22, we did a live webinar with Jared Platt on how to use light as an element in real weddings. Did you miss it? Don’t worry. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.

In this webinar, Jared Platt show you how to light all those different situations that can happen during a wedding. You will also get to see what tools Jared is using.

Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. The next one is scheduled for November 19. Click here to sign up, and we’ll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start.

All previous webinars are also available on the same page. There is one on dramatic night portraits, one on senior portraits and one on how to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions, to name just a few examples.

For more information about the B1 off-camera flash and the other Light Shaping Tools Jared is using in this video, click here.

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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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Car Photography at a Dallas Rooftop

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Cruising around downtown Dallas – shooting, shooting and scouting for even more locations to shoot – young and hungry car photographer Pepper Yandell and his crew somehow managed to also do their very first behind-the-scenes video. And it is pretty amazing.

“The photoshoot is for AuteSource Dallas and HRE Wheels,” Pepper told the guys over at Fstoppers in a recent post. “AutoSource gave me the keys to their 1,200HP Jotech Stage 6 Widebody Nissan GT-R repainted in Lamborghini’s Verde Ithica color, and my current favorite car, the Ferrari 458 Spider. I already had some locations picked out, and then we scouted out the rest as we were cruising around town. The first location was simply some containers we stumbled across as we were driving down the street from AutoSource. The second location was my buddy’s warehouse, the Dallas Automobile Storehouse in Addison, TX. The last location was this shut down, under construction hotel + parking garage my friend Nathan the construction manager got us access to.”

Note that even though Pepper had a crew with him, most of them were busy filming the video and doing the bts shots. The final stills (which you will find below) were done with only one or two D1 monoglights, which were repositioned between each exposure and layered in postproduction to give the cars that glittering, larger-than-life feel.

Considering that this is Pepper and his crew’s very first behind-the-scenes video, we cannot wait to see what they will come up with next…

Click here for the final shots.

For more information, check out Pepper’s website or his Facebook page.

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Chris Gale: Flashes in the Dark

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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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Vali Barbulescu Tries the New Fuji X100S

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When Vali Barbulescu was approached by Fuji and asked to try out their new X100S camera he decided to do something different than expected.

Bucharest-based Vali Barbulescu was the first Eastern European photographer to lay his hands on the new Fuji X100S camera. Vali, who wanted to seize the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary, decided to bring the camera and a model to his studio and shoot with Profoto lights.

“This camera is normally used for street photography and documentary-styled images due to its fixed 35mm lens, but I organized everything like I do when using medium format or DSLR cameras,” says Vali. “The setup included Profoto lights, as I find them to be a very important factor for delivering professional results. I triggered the flashes with a PocketWizard Plus II and I could sync up to 1/500s at f/2 with no problems. The fast aperture was intended to emulate the looks and feel of a full frame system. I wanted the images to look as professional as possible and not just like some random snaps with a retro-looking camera. But I have to say, the Fujinon lens is a very good piece of glass. Pairing it with the X-Trans II sensor and the Profoto lights gave me the freedom to work unconstrained.” Read More