Posts related to continuous, strobe and on-camera lighting including light modifiers, stands & supports and accessories.

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Profoto B10 – Powerful Light From A Small Portable Package

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The new Profoto B10 battery-powered strobe is relatively tiny compared to other similar portable lighting systems. How tiny you ask? Well, according to Profoto, it’s only slightly larger than a medium sized zoom lens, which means you’ll be easily able to throw it into your kit bag and take just about anywhere. Profoto B10 250 AirTTL Weighing in at only 1.5 kg (that includes the battery and stand adapter), the B10 opens up a world of possibilities for location shooting. The B10 can be mounted on a camera tripod as easily as it would on a light stand, meaning you…

Canon 470EX-AI – World’s First Flash with Auto Intelligent Bounce

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Let’s face it, flashes can be intimidating and confusing for photographers who haven’t mastered using them. Well, Canon’s newest Speedlite, the 470EX-AI, was designed to take all the guess work out of it by using artificial intelligence to do the leg work for you. Official Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with Auto Intelligent Bounce Introduction The Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash could help alleviate the stigma attached to flash photography as being too difficult, while serving as a gateway for photographers looking to expand their skill set, especially those who recently stepped up from smartphone photography.” – CanonThe 470EX-AI features three different modes, completely…

Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL – Portable Power for Adventurous Photographers

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If you like add a little adventure to your portrait photography, you might want to take a close look at the powerful new ELB 500 TTL compact, battery-powered pack from Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom. We created the ELB 500TTL for portrait photographers looking to take their work to more adventurous places with what we believe to be the perfect combination of power, features and value.” – Simon Whittle, CEO – ElinchromCalling it “the most powerful portable TTL light ever”, the new Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL provides photographers the opportunity to shoot with strobes in locations & situations that would normally be…

Rotolight NEO 2 Set-up and Features Tutorials

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In this three part tutorial, Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood walks us though how to set-up and use the varied features and effects of the Rotolight NEO 2. Rotolight NEO 2 Set-Up and Overview Full overview & set-up of new NEO 2 from Rotolight. We include the three light kit, and include some lighting samples. Rotolight NEO 2 Flash & High-Speed Sync Functionality Full tutorial & set-up of the flash functionality on the new NEO 2 from Rotolight. Full breakdown of using the NEO 2 with the Elincrom HS Skyport for shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second. We…

Profoto Air Remote Brings TTL & HSS to Fujifilm Cameras

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Fujifilm shooters have a reason to be happy today as Profoto announces the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-F which finally brings full TTL and HSS capabilities for Fujifilm users shooting with Profoto B1X, B1, B2, D2 heads and Pro-10 generator. “Together with Fujifilm, we are proud to announce our latest family member – the Air Remote TTL-F. Light is the essence of every image and the Profoto AirTTL makes light shaping easier. It unlocks new creative possibilities and helps you go from idea to final image faster. We are happy to help the world’s most ambitious image creators turn their ambition…

Profoto Academy Wants to Help You to Understand Light

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Understanding light is probably the most important skill a photographer needs to learn and it’s also one of the hardest concepts to really master. Swedish light shaping giant Profoto understands this, and wants to give photographers of all levels the opportunity to learn about light from the masters themselves with the launch of their online Profoto Academy. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George EastmanThere are currently 4 different lighting series each featuring a different master photographer to choose…

Profoto A1: The “World’s Smallest Studio Light” We’ve Been Waiting For

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The Profoto A1 is a super-compact, lightweight and portable on or off camera flash that not only looks gorgeous, but produces the same high quality of light that Profoto products have become so well known for. Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the A1 looks quite different from other on-camera flash systems. For one, the flash-head is round instead of the more traditional rectangle shape. Another difference is the user interface on the back of the unit, which features a large high-contrast display as well as larger buttons & control ring. The rim of the flash-head also…

Rotolight NEO 2 – All In One HSS/Continuous LED On-Camera Light

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As with Rotolight’s larger Anova Pro and recently introduced AEOS lights, the updated Rotolight NEO 2 combines the same ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous light, with the flexibility of High Speed Sync (HSS) flash features, but puts them in a smaller on-camera size body. “NEO 2 is a game changer. You’ll never miss a shot. There’s genuinely no recycle time, no light loss, no power loss. It’s an incredible product” – Jason Lanier, Sony Artisan of Imagery and award winning photographer Rotolight NEO 2 Designed for on-the-go portrait photographers and videographers, the NEO 2 can be mounted both on or…

Outdoor Flash Photography Introduction Featuring Elinchrom ELB 400

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If you’re new to using off camera lighting or just want to learn something new, Elinchrom has some great lighting resources available on its site, and this two episode series on using outdoor flash by Mark Cleghorn is pretty illuminating. Episode One – Outdoor Flash Basics Mark shares his tips for using flash photography on location using the Elinchrom ELB 400 portable battery unit and light-weight flash heads. Equipment Shown in Video Episode Two – Outdoor Flash Advanced In episode two, Mark explores using the Skyport Plus HS transmitter to trigger Hi-Sync mode while using light-shapers on location. Equipment Shown…

Rotolight Announces New AEOS Location Light at NAB Show

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The new AEOS location LED light from Rotolight features an ultra thin, lightweight design, flicker free output and high speed sync flash with no recycle time. Designed with location portrait photographers/videographers in mind, the new AEOS takes a lot of the features of the Rotolight Anova Pro and packages them into a much smaller and portable unit. The ultralight (1.4 kg) AEOS features light output of 5750 lux at 3ft, colour accuracy of CRI:96+ and R15 Skintone = 98, colour range of 3150 – 6300 Kelvin and a battery life of 3 hours on a single 95 w/h battery.…

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