Posts Tagged ‘Portrait photography’

#ProfotoTakeover: Dayron Vera and “The VIII”

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in #ProfotoTakeover, Fine art photography, Portrait photography

Bookmark and Share

© Dayron Vera

Every month we feature a photographer on our global Instagram account for #ProfotoTakeover. The first week of January we dedicate to professional ballet dancer turned photographer Dayron Vera, who shot an artistic interpretation of Henry VIII, simply called “The VIII”.

Based in Barcelona, Dayron Vera’s focus on dance photography came naturally. Being a professional ballet dancer has given him an understanding of movement that enables him to capture his subjects with perfect timing. He started to shoot because of his urge to freeze movement and making it last forever, and at the same time transmit the feeling that the dancers in his images still keep on moving.

“I started with photography behind the stage, taking pictures of my mates. Soon I realized I that I needed to step up my game if I was going to really capture movement in the artistic way I wanted. That’s when I started shooting in studio with Profoto flashes.”

Besides ballet photography, Dayron has a great passion for portrait photography, which shines through in his portfolio. Following Dayron this week during the #ProfotoTakover you will see how he captures the essence of the people in front of my camera.

Follow us on Instagram to see more of Dayron’s stunning images. Read more

Showcasing humanity with the B1 and the OCF Beauty Dish

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography

Bookmark and Share
©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.”

Read more

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

Written by Louis Pang on . Posted in Portrait photography

Bookmark and Share
© 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.

Read more

BTS from the Marcelo Vieira shoot

Written by Roberto Garver on . Posted in Videos

Bookmark and Share


Spanish photographer Roberto Garver got commissioned to shoot some images for Real Madrid C.F. and Brazilian national team player Marcelo Vieira’s social media accounts. He took the opportunity to test some technical and conceptual ideas with different Profoto generators. This is his words about the experimental shoot.

The shoot I did with Marcelo was somewhat improvised. As you might imagine, the agenda of a famous footballer is pretty tight, and we had to plan the shooting with less than a day in advance. I was requested to take some pictures form Marcelo’s social media accounts. Knowing that he is a generous and easy-going person, I thought I ask him if we could play around a bit and execute some technical and creative ideas I had wanting to try out. I wanted his cheerful nature tom really come out with these images. And it did.

Read more

Raising awareness on-location

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

Bookmark and Share
© Stephanie Diani

© Stephanie Diani

Last year we introduced you to some of Stephanie Diani’s arresting imagery. This year, the awareness campaign Faces of Humanity caught many a photo fans’ eye, and the observant Profoto blog reader also spotted that it was Stephanie providing the dramatic portraits. We had a chat with her to find out how she did the different on-location shoots.

Portraiture photographer Stephanie Diani really has a knack of finding how to tell a tale with her work. In her expressive and vivid portraits she is able to isolate that little something in the poses of her subjects. So when Getty Images asked her to do a shoot for the Canadian Red Cross, highlighting humanitarian field workers, she instantly knew what kind of story she wanted to convey.

“The art director at the Canadian Red Cross and I discussed what we wanted to achieve. Our artistic goal was to create images that engages the viewer and introduced them to the aid workers’ field of expertise. I wanted them to share the feeling of accomplishment that humanitarian work engenders,” says Stephanie.

The photographer explains that in order to achieve the look and feel she was going for, not just light but lighting was essential.

“We lugged 250 lbs of gear across Canada,“ Stephanie claims. Among that were three Profoto D1 Monolights, two Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes, and a large variety of Light Shaping Tools.

Read more