3 Tips and tricks for lighting dramatic fitness portraits

Written by Lana Ostojic on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Portrait photography, Videos

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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 imagery. In this episode Pye shares a few tips on how you best light for dramatic fitness portraits.

Finding the perfect light depends on your subject matter and the desired effect. By creating dramatic highlights and shadows you can really chisel out the human body when taking athletic fitness and athletic portraits.

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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

©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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A week in a photographer’s life: Tuesday – Moving still

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography, Product photography, Videos

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Every new day is a new challenge for a photographer. Will it be a portrait, sports, fashion or something else completely? And no matter what that day brings, it must always end in the same way – with a great shot. Follow acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer Andreas Lundberg over one week as he tries out the new Profoto D2 – the world’s fastest monolight – and see how he overcomes his challenges. Tuesday he spent shooting still life in high speed, giving fast food a totally new meaning.

The Profoto D2 is designed to be the fastest monolight in the world. And with speed comes versatility. For Andreas Lundberg, renowned fashion and portrait photographer, speed is more than the ability to freeze a moment. Every day he is challenged to act fast, deliver fast and capture fast. Every day he needs to move faster, deliver more and take his images to a new level.

“I’m the kind of person that feels that life is too short not to try out new things,” he says.

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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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Louis Pang’s Shoots Three Different Corporate Portraits With the Profoto B1

Written by Louis Pang on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Louis Pang

© Louis Pang

Louis Pang is an international, award-winning photographer based in Malaysia. On the Profoto Blog he has previously written about his different shoots. Now he is back with some behind the scene images from a Corporate Shooting in a shopping mall in Borneo.

I was tasked to photograph Dr. Raymond Yu, CEO of IMAGO, the swankiest shopping mall in Borneo. My goal was to walk away with three different shots. The versatility of the Profoto B1, power-cord-free, all-in-one package of hardware makes it a great light for location shoot.

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