Posts Tagged ‘Air Remote TTL-C’

Rossella Vanon gets creative with the OCF Gels

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fashion photography, Off-camera flash, Portrait photography

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© Rossella Vanon

© Rossella Vanon

Flash is an essential part of light shaping, but to catch the right feeling in your pictures you cannot always solely rely on light. With the OCF Gels you can shape light in color and create the mood you are after. To show an example, we asked fashion and beauty photographer Rossella Vanon to get creative.

Lighting and color has always been important ingredients in Rossella Vanon’s photography. Her delicate and dreamy, yet bold and rich look and feel has awarded her international acclaim in just a few years.

“I always prefer the look of gels used subtly and in a targeted way to when the colors are allowed to take over the entire image, uncontrolled,” says Rossella. “However, it tends to require the use of more light sources and certainly more time positioning and figuring out a balance between the place and intensity of all sources.”

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Sandra Åberg brings out the beauty with the OCF Beauty Dish

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Wedding photography

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© Sandra Åberg

© Sandra Åberg

When the Profoto Softlight Reflector was released in 1980, fashion photographers soon nicknamed it “The Beauty Dish” due to its unique ability to bring out the beauty of the model. Since then it has grown to become one of the most iconic tools for creating a creamy yet crisp light, often referred to as a “beauty light”. To name an example: when photographer Sandra Åberg bought her very first Light Shaping Tool, that one was the one she got – the Beauty Dish.

But there is always room for improvement. For instance, Sandra prefers shooting on location, and the classic Beauty Dish can sometimes be too large and bulky to bring with you. Especially when you’re shooting without an assistant.

Enter the new OCF Beauty Dish from Profoto, which is basically a foldable and more portable version of its classic precursor. The main difference is that the OCF Beauty Dish is not made of metal but high-quality fabrics. When collapsed, it’s stored in a carrying bag that fits in a small backpack. The entire tool, including speedring, deflector plate and diffuser, weighs a mere 0.53 kg (1.2 lbs.). In other words, it’s a lot easier to bring with you.

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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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How to Shoot a Moving Subject – Mark Dadswell Takes the B1 For a Ride

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Sports photography

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© Mark Dadswell

© Mark Dadswell

Shooting a moving subject can be tricky as it is. But how do you give the speed of a professional cyclist justice in a photograph and at the same time capture the beautiful surroundings? Sports photographer Mark Dadswell mounted two Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes on the back of his car and let the light shine the way.

Being an experienced sports photographer Mark Dadswell has captured fast moving champions, such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Sally Perason, in action before. However, when he started thinking about doing a shooting with Australian cyclist Alex Morgan he wanted to recreate the feeling of movement, but also capture the natural beauty of the south-eastern coast roads of Australia. And doing it all under studio lighting. That’s how the idea of making a lighting rig on the back of a car came about.

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Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 and Finn Beales

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Portrait photography

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We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we asked travel and lifestyle photographer Finn Beales to bring the B2 with him on location. Here is what he did.

When asked to think of a way to illustrate the portability and flexibility of the Profoto B2, Finn Beales suggested he do a lifestyle shoot in the Black Mountains in Wales.

The assignment required that Finn and his models travelled by car from their hometown Hay-on-Wye to the Brecon Beacons National Park, then further into the wild by canoe, eventually setting up camp in a small forest hut.

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