Stefan Tell on the TeleZoom Reflector

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait photography

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Swedish photographer Stefan Tell has been featured on our blog several times throughout the years, and it is always a pleasure taking part of his thoughts on portrait photography and light shaping.

This time, Stefan is experimenting with a D1 monolight and a TeleZoom Reflector, shot through a Chimera panel with diffusion material.

As short but sweet post, well-worth a few minutes of your time. Read it here.

VIDEO: Urban Running

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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German photographer Lars Schneider’s website is called Outdoor Visions. Lars is namely specialized in outdoor photography, and his website presents beautiful images of joggers, climbers, campers, sore feet and misty mountains.

Lars latest project is a little different, though, as it was shot right in the middle of Lars’ hometown Hamburg. The client was Gore, famous for its trusty Windstopper and Gore-tex membranes that many other brands use in their sportswear. To light the images, Lars used a single AcuteB2 600, which he fired with his Air Sync connected to the hot shoe of his camera. As the final results show, sometimes one light is all you need.

Lars was kind enough to share this behind-the-scenes video with us. In addition to that, the final images can be found below. Just click the “read more” button.

You can see even more of Lars’ work at Outdoor Visions. Read more

Profoto fan pages

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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There has been some confusion regarding our Facebook fan pages. They are admittedly a little bit confusing, so we will take this opportunity to clarify things.

This is the official Profoto fan page. Like or visit this page if you want to get the latest news as fast as possible, straight from our headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. It is also a great channel to communicate with us and ask us questions.

In addition to the official fan page, we have a number of local fan pages. These are a great compliment to the global fan page, as they post news and offers that are unique to your local area. There are quite a few local Profoto fan pages out there, but here are some of the most popular: Profoto US, Profoto France, Profoto South Africa, Profoto Australia and Profoto Lithuania.

While we are at it, we might as well mention our Twitter pages. This is the official one and here are some of the most popular ones: Profoto US, Profoto France, Profoto South Africa and Profoto Australia.

Hope that helped. Have a great weekend, everybody!

Silver & Light, Part II

Written by Ian Ruhter on . Posted in Silver & light

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Even though every Profoto product was designed with a purpose, we encourage and support creatives who find new ways of using them. Ian Ruhter is one of those photographers. Ian uses powerful Profoto strobes to rejuvenate the old wet plates technique . He is currently traveling around his home country, photographing the places and the people who live there in this never-before-seen fashion. We will follow him on this journey in a series of articles, written by Ian himself. This is the second part of his story.

Our objective with the Silver & Light project is to travel through America and photograph the people and land. As I was searching for subjects and locations to shoot, I almost overlooked what was right in front of me. One of my childhood friends has a daughter named Madison. Most would say it is a miracle that Madison is with us today. These are the types of stories that we are searching for.

I wanted the Madison shoot to reflect her spirit. I decided to use bubbles because they are so delicate and fragile. They blow carelessly in the wind. The way a child does. Read more