Kyle Cong captures the natural look with Profoto B2

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography

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© Kyle Cong

 

“I like shooting on location,” Kyle says. “My lighting and camera setting are all about blending my strobe lights with ambient. I want the quality of the light that strobes can give and I also want my photos have that natural look.”

The natural look he seeks extends to the way the models pose, with a blend of candid and directed shots. “I found most of my favorite works are the ones captured when the models are not looking at the camera or not even posing or waiting for me to take the shot,” he says.

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Improvisation in Iceland with the help of Profoto B1

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Videos, Wedding photography

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Hong Kong based wedding photographer Muse Chan travels the world with his Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash, and many Profoto light-shaping tools. In Part II of the story, he tells us more about how he works and how he shot mystically beautiful images on location in Iceland—and coped with unexpected setbacks.

Iceland, which is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination, provides spectacular settings for photography, which is why Muse Chan has chosen it for several pre-wedding photo shoots.

“I find Iceland mysterious,” Muse says. “Its terrain and spectacular nature resembles a newborn earth. Iceland does not have dense human constructions, enabling people to enjoy the very heart of nature.”

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Carnival of Dreams: Wet plate artist Ian Ruhter and actor Gary Oldman visits Slab City

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fine art photography, On location, Silver & light, Videos

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Last year Ian Ruther shared his journey to Slab City with us.  Now he returns to the mystical place to do a video documentary together actor Gary Oldman.

Carnival of Dreams is a short film based on the unforeseen events that transpired over a 48-hour period in a magical place called Slab City where the wet plate collodion artist Ian Ruhter and his wet plate technician Will Eichelberger set out to make the world’s largest Ambrotype.

 

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Pro-10 has given Simon Derviller a new creative outlook

Written by Natalie Denton on . Posted in On location, Sports photography

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© Simon Derviller

© Simon Derviller

Claimed to be the fastest studio flash ever, Profoto’s stated intention with its high-end Pro-10 is to change the creative possibilities available to photographers for high-speed capture and burst shooting. So sports photographer Simon Derviller was intrigued to put it to the test.

Over his 25-year career, Simon has become the photographer of choice for dozens of global brands and sporting organizations, thanks to his reputation for creating sharp and slick imagery.
“It’s a combination of understanding sport and mastering the art of encapsulating the personality of a sports person,” explains the 45-year-old, who once appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model as a guest shooter.

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Showcasing humanity with the B1 and the OCF Beauty Dish

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography

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©Jeremy Snell

Hawaii-based photographer Jeremy Snell travels the world taking portraits on location, dividing his time equally between commercial and non-profit work. Recently, he traveled to Ethiopia, where he found the OCF Beauty Dish indispensable for the portraits he was taking for a water charity.

“I’m particularly drawn to portraits — portraits of faces and people in their environments. I believe strong portraits often tell more of the story and mystery of a person than anything else,” Jeremy says. “I also love getting into really unusual environments and backgrounds and finding ways to integrate my subjects into those spaces.”

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