Posts Tagged ‘RFi Speedlight Speedring’

Drew Gurian’s 5 Minute portrait with Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons

Written by Drew Gurian on . Posted in Portrait photography

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Drew Gurian is a young, up-and-coming portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Each month, he’ll be bringing you a behind the scene perspective, navigating the freelance marketplace of one of the busiest photo markets in the world – New York City. This is the first part of his story.

When working with a notable personality in front of the camera, your time as a photographer is generally very limited. The bigger they are, the less time you get, and five minutes (or less) is what you can expect to have in this type of situation.

Of course, the idea is to hopefully get to the location or studio with more than enough time to set up, so that when the talent arrives, you can do when you need to do, and get them on their way.

My current record for a portrait sitting was with the rock band, Primus, who I shot last summer at a backstage portrait studio I had set up right outside of their RV. They walked out of the RV, onto my set, and then directly to the main stage to headline the festival.  I shot them in 18 seconds.

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Ning Wong Uses the RFi Speedlight Speedring to Bring the Sun with Him on An Engagement Shoot

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding photography

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“Using flash is like having a sun in your pocket,” says wedding photographer Ning Wong, who recently tried the RFi Speedlight Speedring and an RFi Softbox for the very first time. This is the outcome of his test drive.

Considering it’s what weddings are all about, you might expect to get this kind of answer more often. Still, when we asked Ning Wong why he is a wedding photographer, we couldn’t help but being a bit surprised by his heartfelt reply.

“I absolutely adore the concept of being in love,” he says. “My wife and I are high school sweethearts and I feel so blessed and lucky to have her by my side. We have such a strong and loving relationship – every time I shoot a wedding, I feel like I’m reliving these moments with her. It makes me happy.”

“I also realize that my photos and videos will be one of the few things that my couples will cherish for the rest of their lives. They’ll be able to show their children and grandchildren one of their most special and happiest days of their lives. I’m lucky to be able to capture this bit of their history for them to remember forever.” Read more

Here Are November’s Five Most Popular Stories on the Profoto Blog!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in News

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This month is was easier than ever to spot the most popular blog stories. The announcement of the B1 off-camera flash caused a stir unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Here are the five most popular stories surrounding its release, plus a story  about the new RFi Speedlight Speedring. Enjoy! 

Introducing the B1 Off-camera Flash
We call the B1 an off-camera flash because it is not a speedlight and it is not a monolight. It is a new kind of flash that brings a whole new way of shooting

Michael Mueller Shoots Skaters Rushing Down a Mountainside at 100 km/h with the B1 Off-camera Flash.
The B1 is a cordless off-camera flash with TTL, designed to not only catch the action but also freeze it in time with absolute sharpness. So it seemed only natural to give it to a photographer whose images are oozing with adrenaline.

Richard Walch Puts the B1 Off-camera Flash to the Test
Richard Walch had long fantasized about combining action photography with rocks colored red and blue with light. But it was not until the B1 off-camera flash was introduced that he and his team discovered a solution for how to do it.

Light Shaping Tool of the Month: RFi Speedlight Speedring
Turkish photographer Maneki Neko shot some truly wonderful on-location portraits on the streets of Istanbul with the new RFi Speedlight Speedring.

Igor Artetxe’s B1 Off-camera Flash Marathon
Spanish portrait photographer Igor Artetxe runs around Barcelona in a cheeky effort to put the B1 off-camera flahs?s portability to the test.

Next week we will release a couple of new products and publish a new Light Shaping Tool of the Month piece. Stay tuned!

Irwin Wong, the RFi Speedlight Speedring and the Blogging Jogger

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait photography

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Tokyo-based photographer Irwin Wong claims he shoots portraits like a kid collecting baseball cards. For him, it is all about meeting colorful characters and documenting the experience with a powerful portrait.

“I get a huge kick out of seeing what all sorts of different people are like,” says Irwin. “Through my job I get to meet people from all sorts of different walks of life. I’ve met homeless people, rock stars, the yakuza, etcetera, and 99% of the time they are happy to let me into their lives enough for a photo to be taken.”

So, tell us about this particular experience?

“These shots are part of my portrait series Gaijin, featuring foreigners with interesting, unconventional jobs living in Japan. The strangely dressed man is Joseph Tame. He wears that outfit and blogs live while running marathons or jogging around Tokyo. That is why he has all those iPhones and iPads with him.

“While having a coffee with him in order to prepare the shoot, Joseph mentioned that every single time he jogs in that outfit, without fail, he gets stopped by a police officer who wants to know what he is up to. So, besides the fact that I thought seeing a man dressed like a nut being questioned by the police would make for a humorous scene, I also felt that a lot of non-Japanese living in Tokyo would be able to relate to that scene, as there is this underlying perception here that the police keep a special eye out for foreigners.” Read more

SLR Lounge Reviews the New RFi Speedlight Speedring

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Yes, we keep telling you that the new RFi Speedlight Speedring is an awesome tool. But perhaps you’d rather hear it from someone else? Then click play and see what the people at SLR Lounge has to say about it!

The RFi Speedlight Speedring was recently tried and tested by Pye, photographer and SLR Lounge’s Editor in Chief. Pye tried the RFi Speedlight Speedring with two different softboxes, the Softbox RFi 3′ Octa and the Softbox RFi 2×3′.

The verdict is as follows:

“All in all, we give the Profoto RFi Speedlight Speedring and Softbox system a total of 5 out of 5 stars and it is an absolutely awesome lighting tool which we will be using frequently!”

Head over to SLR Lounge for the full story. Read more