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How to create natural light with flash

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Videos

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Lifestyle photographer Adam Angelides’ portfolio is a mix of images shot with flash and images shot with ambient light only. But they all look and feel equally natural. Keep reading to learn how he does it.

Sometimes the ambient light is just perfect. But usually it’s not. It’s too bright. It’s too dark. It’s the middle of the day when you want a glowing sunset.

That’s why we use flash. With flash you’re in full control. If it’s too bright you use it to overpower the sun. If it’s too dark you light up your subject. If it’s the wrong time of day you add an orange color gel and create your own sunset.

The trick is to make it look natural. People should pay attention to the image, not the technique behind it.

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A colorful shoot with Christoph Schöch, snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, and the Profoto B1

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in On location, Sports photography

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© Christoph Schöch

© Christoph Schöch

Recently Christoph Schöch did a colorful shoot with snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, jumping through tinted smoke, using the Profoto B1. Naturally we had to ask him a few questions about it.

As for many professional photographers Lichtenstein based Christoph Schöch started in the business due to another interest. Passionate about skiing, mountain biking, and other action sports, he started to photograph his friends. Now he has been working as an outdoor and commercial photographer for 10 year. Equipped with a Profoto B1, smoke grenades, holy dust, and an extinguisher he and Thomas Feuerstein found the perfect slope in Montafon Valley.

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A Dramatic Photoshoot at the Royal Theatre

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait photography, Videos

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The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden is a place like no other. Designed in a gracious Art Nouveau style and constructed in white marble with details in pure gold, the proud 100-year-old is built to impress both kings and queens. The theater houses seven stages where more than 1,000 performances are put on every year. Do the math and you realize it is a very, very busy place.

Enter Klara G, a Swedish photographer with a knack for creating quirky portraits with a classic yet theatrical feel. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Klara started her career as the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s in-house photographer.

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Bursting flashes freeze splashes of color

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Sports photography, Videos

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Have you ever seen a photographer use flash to freeze BMX bikers mid air? Of course you have. Have you seen splashes of color powder frozen in time? You probably have. But have you ever seen the two styles combined in one? We think not.

Christoph Jorda was born and raised in a small village in the Bavarian Alps. One day when he was a kid, he got a gift from his grandfather – his first camera.

Since then some things have changed, while others have not. Christoph still lives in the same village, and he is as fascinated by the area’s beauty as he was back then. But today Christoph’s hobby has turned into his profession, and the Bavarian Alps have become the scene for his stunning location photography.

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Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 & Rémi Chapeaublanc

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Videos

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We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we asked traveling photographer Rémi Chapeaublanc to bring the B2 with him on one of his photographic expeditions. Here is what he did.

For Rémi Chapeaublanc, travel photography is more than a job, and even more than a way of life. For him it is gives meaning to life.

“I believe the purpose of life is to keep discovering new things and meeting new people,” says Rémi. “Photography is the perfect motor to drive myself to do just that.”

 

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