Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 & Siddharth Sharma

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera Flash, On location, Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography

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© Siddharth Sharma

© Siddharth Sharma

We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we encourage photographers to share their best on-location shots on Instagram. Out of the many stunning images we have seen, we have now selected one and asked the photographer behind it to reveal how it was shot.

Wedding photographer, and former software engineer, Siddharth Sharma had no intention to go pro. Photography was just a hobby. The only project he committed to was documenting his friend’s son growing up. However, for each image he shot, the urge to turn his hobby into his profession grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in early 2014 he decided to become a fulltime wedding 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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Christmas Cards With a Modern Touch

Written by Eric Doggett on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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© Eric Doggett

Christmas comes with customs and traditions. But just because it’s traditional it doesn’t have to be boring. Guest blogger Eric Doggett writes about how he started to create his own Christmas cards.

I started creating Christmas cards in 2009. I kind of fell into it, actually. At the time I was shooting editorial work for local magazines as well as weddings. When the holidays started to come around, my wife and I knew that we didn’t want the standard ‘family sitting in the grass in front of the house’ photo. We all get those every year, and usually they don’t end up staying around much past Christmas. I wanted to create something that would stay on our friends’ refrigerator for a little bit longer.

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What’s Different When You’re Overpowering the Sun with an Umbrella?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Lighting Tips

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What’s the Difference? is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt is overpowering the sun with the help of an umbrella. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question to Jared in the comment section if you have one!

There are many reasons to choose one Light Shaping Tool over another. Most of the time it’s the size or the shape that determines.

In this lighting challenge, however, we came up with a completely different reason to choose our modifier: power!

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Sports Photographer Jed Jacobsohn Deals With Pranksters and Seagulls

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Portrait Photography, RFi, Sports Photography

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Marshawn Lynch

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Sports photographers run in to all sorts of problems during a shoot. Witty athletes are probably not the most severe of them. Jed Jacobsohn tells a story of how he got pranked by American football player Marshawn Lynch.

Taking editorial portraits of top performing athletes is like shooting a-listed film stars or royalty. They are busy people and they don’t have much time to spare for photography shoots. There’s often a tight schedule where you need to fit in, especially since the writer usually steals most of the time from the subject.

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