Posts Tagged ‘TeleZoom Reflector’

Iain Crawford puts the Pro-10 to the test in a grandiose powder shoot

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Videos

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Iain Crawford is renowned for his stunning high-speed beauty photography. He is also one of those photographers who thinks big. This time, the recipe for his grandiose idea involved 60 kg of holi powder, a strong compressor, a daredevil model and an army of new speed redefining Pro-10 studio generators.

Iain has made a name for himself with his high-speed beauty photography. He has a knack for capturing the emotion in the moment and is famous for his stunning images of frozen liquids, paint and powder. He is highly experienced in high-speed photography and its technical challenges, having developed many unique techniques to set up and capture his striking imagery.

“I find it interesting to capture moments of controlled chaos. That’s why I find flash a particularly powerful way of doing it because it allows me to capture that exact moment which only exists once. You’ve taken a moment in time and frozen it.”

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What’s your favorite Light Shaping Tool?

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Lighting tips

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© Ki Price, © Miguel Jacob, & © Roy Rossovich

Photography is light. In order to capture the feeling you are trying to convey, you need to be able to shape light. We asked 8 photographers to choose their favorite light shaping tool and explain what they like about it.

Profoto offer an array of Light Shaping Tools that enable you to be more creative and to turn your ambitions into reality. Whether shooting commercial ads with complex multi-flash setups or portraits using only a single monolight, all photographers aim to recreate a certain feeling when capturing an image. And that feeling is determined by the light. The fact that light is important for the outcome of a picture comes as no surprise to any committed photographer. In fact, photography means “drawing with light” in Greek. But in order to draw with light, you need to be able to control it – that is what light shaping is all about.

Just as a painter uses different paint brushes, a photographer needs different light shaping tools in order to create different lighting effects. With the Profoto OCF Grids you create dramatic and focused light, with the Magnum Reflector you shape with power and finesse, and with the Hard Box you create the hardest light possible.

We asked 8 photographers to choose their favorite light shaping tool and explain what they like about it.

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How Michael Mueller Keeps His Cool at -20°c

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Sports photography

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© Michael Mueller

© Michael Mueller

So you think your last shoot was challenging? Well, try shooting on top of a snowy alpine summit in -20°C with screaming winds, occasional fog and clouds with snowfall. That’s what Michael Mueller did. 

“The client wanted images in the same style as car ads,” says Michael Mueller – fearless photographer and dauntless adventurer in equal measures. “They wanted clean, super perfect images with blue skies and white mountain tops. Being a brand for serious athletes, it was also important that the images showed a real challenge. We couldn’t make it easy for ourselves. We had to climb high and shoot real athletes doing real things.”

Said and done. Michael and his team packed their bags and went to Pontresina in the Swiss Alps. With them they brought B1 Off-Camera Flashes, TeleZoom Reflectors and Zoom Reflectors.

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Miguel Jacob’s Elegant Fashion Shoot

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Fashion photography

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©Miguel Jacob

©Miguel Jacob

Canadian fashion photographer Miguel Jacob was asked by luxury clothing company Marlowe to do something elegant and sophisticated. Keep reading to learn how he did it.

Miguel Jacob was born and raised in Lima, Peru, but has lived in Canada for many years now. Here he has grown to become a sought-after fashion photographer. Some of you might have seen his work for brands such as Sears, Universal Records and Warner Bros. Others might recognize him from being a guest photographer on America’s Next Top Model as well as on Jay Manuel’s Style Her Famous.

Miguel has made a name for himself as a photographer with a knack for creating cool and sophisticated images in which light plays a central role. It was for this exact reason that luxury-clothing company Marlowe contacted him.

“Known for their singular vision of understated elegance and sophistication, Marlowe is a brand with a strong history and brand identity,” says Miguel. “In shooting the clothes, I wanted to evoke the elegance present in the fashion photographs of Horst P. Horst and George Hoyningen-Huene as well as the Hollywood portraits of George Hurrell. It was of the outmost importance to create imagery that was timeless and modern without seaming nostalgic.” Read more

What Does an African Drum and a TeleZoom Reflector Have in Common?

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Lighting tips

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©Nigel Morris

©Nigel Morris

Question: what is the common denominator between an African drum and a Profoto TeleZoom Reflector?

Answer: the shape. We learned this from Brooklyn-based portrait and editorial photographer Nigel Morris, who had a hard time finding a suitable bag for his beloved reflector.

“Those of you that follow this blog, know that I am a, “if all else fails, look to music instrument cases for a solution” type of guy,” Nigel writes. “The thought hit me one day. There is a drum that is similar to the shape of the Telezoom, I just have to find out the proper name for said drum, and then hit the big name music stores.”

The drum turned out to be a djembe, and thus, Nigel had found a solution.

Head over to his blog for the full story.

For the record we would like to add that we do have a bag for the TeleZoom. But hats off to Nigel for his creative, out-of-the-box solution.