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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Profoto B1’s freeze the stories of Belfast boxers

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Sports photography

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©Richard Wade

©Richard Wade

 

Profoto B1 gave Richard Wade the speed and flexibility to freeze Belfast boxers in time as they trained. The images tell stories of men who go to the gym not just to look good but to fight someone. Not just to be strong, but to be tough. Not to just work out, but maybe to work something out.

The monochrome photos were taken for an exhibition this spring at the Titanic Museum in Belfast alongside the work of internationally renowned photographer Larry Fink. The images capture years or even decades of latent history with every crease on the boxers’ faces. Light breaks around every shadowy curve and hollow of muscles toughened by punches. “The true character and toughness of the fighters was captured by the beautiful light the B1’s produced,” Wade says.

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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

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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Rising light: Kent Meister and headshots as an opening act

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Kent Meister

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Kent Meister, at School of Visual Arts in New York .

Most photo majors get hooked on taking pictures early on, while others take a more roundabout route. Kent Meister, currently enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) MPS Digital Photography Graduate Program in NYC, started out in the world of acting and theater.

Arriving fresh-faced out of Tulsa Oklahoma to pursue a career in Manhattan’s theater district about 10-years ago, many of Kent’s friends had cameras, and before long Kent caught the bug. Since then he’s managed to slowly turn that initial spark into a growing photography business.

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