Posts Tagged ‘Zoom Reflector’

With a Profoto B1 at the Festival of the Horse

Written by Matias Antoniassi on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Portrait photography

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© Matias Antoniassi

Portrait photographer Matias Antoniassi had had a dream to shoot Argentinian Gauchos for quite some time. When he finally got the time to do it, he returned to his home country and brought a Profoto B1 with him. This is his own story.

In January 2014 I travelled to Argentina, the land where I was born. Among several photo documentaries that I had to shoot, taking portraits of the Gauchos was one that had been in my mind for several years already. The Gauchos are herdsmen from Argentina’s prairies and are therefore excellent horse riders. It was during the ‘Festival of the Horse’ a regional festival held in Urdinarrain, in the province of Entre Ríos, where Gauchos from all over Argentina congregates, that I was able to shoot these portraits. It was a first for me. But also for a lot of the Gauchos. They live rather solitary and modest lives, one without superfluous technology. The vast majority had never had their portrait taken.

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Andrew McGibbon is photographing animals in front of a live audience

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

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© Andrew McGibbon

Do you remember Andrew McGibbon, the animal loving fine art photographer that shoots snakes and horses, and everything in between. As if photographing wild animals is not thrilling enough, Andrew decided to shoot his most recent project in front of a live audience.

Last week we shared a series of images on the Profoto Instagram account. The pictures are from Andrew McGibbon’s latest project Wolves + Vultures. His fine art projects have always focused on animals and this one spawned out of the interest in the connection between animals and humans.

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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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What’s Different When You’re Using a Collapsible Reflector As A Fill Light?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Lighting tips

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What’s the Difference? is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt tries using a Collapsible Reflector as a fill light. The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at our website. And feel free to leave a question to Jared in the comment section if you have one!

On location lighting should be simple and lightweight. Regardless if I’m shooting a quick corporate portrait, a senior portrait or even a wedding portrait session, it mustn’t get too complicated.

When I’m operating on my own – or even with just one assistant, the amount of equipment I bring on a shoot is very limited. So the art of economizing lighting gear is crucial.

In the light of this, we set out to compare a portrait shot with and without a Collapsible Reflector as a fill light. Why? Because the Collapsible Reflector is one of the simplest, most lightweight tools we can use to shape light!

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Tunnel Vision – Richard Dole Shot the Winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Written by Richard Dole on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography, Sports photography

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© Richard Dole

Richard Dole is widely known for his auto racing images and portraits of legendary drivers. Every now and then he spares some time from his busy schedule to write down his stories for us. Now he is back with an article about a shooting of the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

My assignment boiled down to simply this: I would have approximately 20 minutes to photograph the most recent winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

OK, here are more of the details. Photograph Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, two of the three Porsche drivers who had taken the checkered flag and overall victory at the famous sports car race in Le Mans, France (the 3rd driver, Nico Hulkenberg, was back to his Formula 1 duties). They were in the United States, where they would spend the balance of the 2015 season, driving for the Porsche North America factory team.

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