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Profoto D2 is according to them ”The world’s fastest monolight with TTL” (and with High-Speed Synd I would add). It is a flash with a cord, but that should not stop you from using it outdoor.

I tried it outside our house to see if I could combine freezing movement in a portrait with a nice sunset, without having to use too long depth of field. And it worked just fine.

Quick portrait with water drops…

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Instead of waiting for Profoto to produce a ring flash for Profoto B2, I thought about a DIY project to make my own adapter. It turned out to be a lot easier than that.

Orbis, Rayflash and some other ring flash adapters have been on the market for a while, but they are made of hard plastic and customized for Speedlights and that form factor.

But looking at Roundflash and their product, collapsible and made of fabric, it was a way better starting point for my project.

A Roundflash, a pair of scissors. Done!

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This is Dan Wollgers, a Swedish artist that I got the assignment to shoot some publicity portraits of recently. When the publishing house asked me, I instantly thought of a very simple and clean setup.

Using a large light source as my main light (camera right), and a smaller as fill (camera left) for more contrast in the shadows, it created a portrait that feels like a cover of Wired (which I like).

Behind The Scenes, and more…

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Being a photographer working a lot with studio lights, in the photo studio and on-location, trying out new setups is a big part of me wanting to learn more.

Usually I do that by experimenting, often at the end of photo sessions when I have what I and the client need.

But now I have bought a program for Mac and PC that helps me doing that and getting very close to the final result in my computer. And I can document shots even better.

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I have been the official photographer for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) seven years in a row now, and it is mainly an event that takes place during a week in May/June.

This year’s recipient, the fantastic Meg Rosoff, came to Stockholm and was greeted with nice weather but quite windy. My first assignment is always to do a photo shoot so ALMA can have their own publicity portraits in their image bank, and that session always takes place on Skeppsholmen, a small island in the middle of Stockholm.

One Profoto B1 and a Zoom Reflector…