Posts Tagged ‘Wedding photography’

Adventurer Charleton Churchill climbs Mt. Everest with the Profoto B1

Written by Charleton Churchill on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Wedding photography

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Profoto b2 lighting for adventure weddings

© Charleton Churchill

Charleton Churchill is an explorer, adventure and a destination wedding photographer. In 2015 he did a series unique weddings shoots on Mt. Everest, just above Basecamp. Here are his own words about the Mount Everest project.

I love to travel to adventurous locations with my couples, from engagement sessions in northern California where I live, to weddings on Mt. Everest. What’s important to me is carrying light and powerful gear, enough to carry on a hike. That is why I use both the B1 and B2 Off-Camera Flashes for my adventures. If I’m hiking or I need less weight, I pack my B2 Off Camera Flash, like I did on this year’s Everest Base Camp wedding. It fits in my bag just fine. For the image above, which was an adventure engagement session, I used the B1 Off-Camera Flash for extra power, just in case my vision morphed into something even darker and more dramatic. I had scoped this location earlier, so I didn’t need to hike but 30 yards down from my vehicle.

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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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Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 & Siddharth Sharma

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

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© Siddharth Sharma

© Siddharth Sharma

We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we encourage photographers to share their best on-location shots on Instagram. Out of the many stunning images we have seen, we have now selected one and asked the photographer behind it to reveal how it was shot.

Wedding photographer, and former software engineer, Siddharth Sharma had no intention to go pro. Photography was just a hobby. The only project he committed to was documenting his friend’s son growing up. However, for each image he shot, the urge to turn his hobby into his profession grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in early 2014 he decided to become a fulltime wedding photographer.

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Traveling Wedding Photographer Muse Chan Brings the Profoto B1 to Iceland

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

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Hong Kong based wedding photographer Muse Chan travels the world with his Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash. In this behind the scenes video we follow him when he visits Iceland to shoot mystically beautiful images on location. We talked with him and he tells a story of how he and his team conquered the Icelandic storms and how they had to flee from a burning car – all for the perfect shot.

Muse Chan, the founder of Muse Muse Photography, has truly made a name for himself in wedding photography. After working as an Art Director with multimedia design, advertising and portrait photography for well over 13 years, he started his own business in 2006. Besides working as full time photographer he holds workshops all around the world.

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Wedding Photagrapher Zohaib Ali Seized the Moment With the Profoto B1

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

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© Zohaib Ali

© Zohaib Ali

This spring, wedding and portrait photographer Zohaib Ali published a few portraits on his Facebook page. Within days they had gone viral. Zohaib tells us about how he stumbled upon the photoshoot of a lifetime.

London based Zohaib Ali has found his niche in Asian wedding and portrait photography. After graduating in broadcast media he started working for one of UK’s leading post-production companies, but soon his passion for photography took overhand and he started shooting Asian weddings. And it was at a wedding he was confronted with one of the biggest opportunities in his career so far.

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