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 in Video

ELB 400 Hi-Sync To Go Outdoor Flash

ELB 400 Hi-Sync To Go

EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS Outdoor Flash

EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS

Reflector Grid Set 21 Complete Outdoor Flash

Reflector Grid Set 21 Complete

Rotalux® Softbox Deep Octa 70 cm Outdoor Flash

Rotalux® Softbox Deep Octa 70 cm (link goes to Rotalux 100 cm Deep Octagonal Softbox)


Both episodes and additional images by Mark Cleghorn can be found on the Elinchrom Blog via the links below.

Episode One – Outdoor Flash Basics
Episode Two – Outdoor Flash Advanced


You can read our 2015 review of Elinchrom’s HS Series here

https://prophotoblog.ca/lighting/portable/elinchrom-hs-series/


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