Sports Illustrated and Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location

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© Drew Gardner

© Drew Gardner

Award-winning photographer Drew Gardner recently did a shoot for Sports Illustrated. He was assigned to photograph The USA Olympic Team Women’s 8 before they travelled to Rio. He brought four Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes and the Fuji XT-2.

”Why Profoto B1 lights?” Drew asks himself. “Well, in my current opinion they are the simplest, most reliable location light out there. With not a cable in sight, this gives you unparalleled flexibility – it is a photographer’s license to put a light just about anywhere.”

 

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Read the full story on his blog.

Rising Light: Shelby Bella, Bella Fotografia, Bella Illuminazione

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© Shelby Bella

© Shelby Bella

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Shelby Bella, at Art Institute of Colorado.

A native of Canyon Texas, Shelby Bella‘s father was a photo enthusiast and as best as she can remember she started taking pictures with his camera when she was in fourth grade. By the time she got to high school she was interning with local photographers while serving as the school’s official go-to photographer. The first time she saw her pictures in a local newspaper she knew this was what she wanted to do with her life.

Talented as she was behind the lens when she left high school, she felt she was lacking in many technical and compositional skills, and equally importantly, the business end of photography. That’s where the Art Institute of Colorado comes into the picture.

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Behind the scenes at the skateboard ramp with Fujifilm and Profoto B1

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Fujifilm X ambassador Ivan Joshua Loh did a skateboarding shoot to try out the new Fujifilm X-T2 camera. Accompanying him was the Profoto B1 Location Kit. Get inspired by his behind the scenes video.

Street photography is not necessarily something one would associate with flash. However, the portability and swiftness of the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash made it possible for commercial photographer Ivan Joshua Loh to bring his setup to a skateboard ramp in Singapore.

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How to make your ultra-wide environmental portraits pop with the Profoto B2

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Videos, Wedding photography

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Ordinary to extraordinary is a behind the scenes video series where Lin&Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative wedding imagery. In this episode Pye shoots ultra-wide angle environmental portraits with backlight.

Ultra-wide angle environmental portraits are immensely popular, since they make for fantastic large format prints. Adding it to your wedding photography portfolio will instantly differentiate you ferom all other wedding photographers.

One risk you are running into when shooting ultra-wide angle environmental portraits with small subjects, they can easily disappear in the background. Backlighting can really make your subjects pop out of your images and at the same time enhance surroundings effects like mist, fog, smoke, or rain.

Watch the video to learn how to create an ultra-wide angle environmental portrait with backlight in five simple steps.

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Business portraits beyond the desk with the Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography

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© Viktorija Grigorjevaite

© Viktorija Grigorjevaite

When you think of corporate and business portrait photography, creative and inspiring art directing may not be the first words that come to mind. If, on the other hand, you were to ask advertising photographer Viktorija Grigorjevaite, she would disagree.

In preparation for the International Festival for Business, photographer and co-founder of Sane Seven, Viktorija Grigorjevaite, was asked to put together a display with extraordinary business portraits of 36 charismatic business leaders. A challenge she and her three Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes were more than happy to take on. The Beyond the Desk exhibition emerged from her hard work and passionate lighting.

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