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.

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Comments (14)

  • Fred

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    Wauw

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  • Luke

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    By just a little more creativity this shot could be amazing, some poor results over here. With so much power, he could be able to do a lot more stuff than he did.

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  • David

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    Interesting concept; however, given the 1sec shutter lag, why not use a dSLR designed to capture action? Canon 1DX, Nikon D4 etc.

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    • Chicago Photographer

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      Not sure thats accurate on the shutter lag, I have a h4d-40 and it’s no where near a second. Also, I am a little astonished that he didn’t realize you are not going to catch a speeding jet or car without following or panning the subject.

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    • Robert Martinu

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      That second is the time between frames. Give or take, depends on the exact type of the back. Looking at the rcycle times of high end generators thats not that bad. Actual shutter lag isn’t much different from a DSLR.

      Those action-DSLRs have a major drawback – their sync speed. If you’re limited by the ratio of ambient to flash illumination you need on average 4 times the Ws to get a similar result. And going from 30KWs to 120…or about 100 generators on set…thats something you feel.

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  • Michael

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    Looks absolutely shite – where’s the pics ???

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  • murray

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    Seriously, the pictures here are not great.

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  • Henning

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    Stupid, awfull results, Thats Not creative, its bullshit.

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  • James

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    This guy is a complete idiot.

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  • Ryan

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    Nice publicity stunt to drive more traffic to his fifty million dollar stock business.

    Awful photography here.

    You’re losing your integrity with posts like this Profoto, a real shame.

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  • ProPhotographer

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    What a waste of time.

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  • Gene

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    This video shows clearly that one can burn up a lot of money without actually producing anything remotely worthy. How about panning the camera? How about timing a pass at the jet’s near-stall speed while shooting from a vehicle driving down the runway at high speed (when both pass the lit area)? How about…..not shooting a jet for the sake of novelty and publicity alone? He does have a cool Cayenne with his name on it and lots of lights and a medium format camera that both cost big bucks…..the big question is – why? Profoto – do you measure one’s professionalism by how much money they can blow on a shoot? I don’t think this is a positive reinforcement of the Profoto brand, personally.

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