I might not be the most frequent poster on this blog in English, but I try to keep a steady flow on Instagram. If you want to see more of my portraits, behind the scenes and sometimes a lighting setup, please follow me there, or translate my Swedish blog.
Always having extra lighting modifiers, for example an umbrella, can be a really smart thing sometimes. Especially when you are hired to shoot portraits on a location where the best backgrounds are outside and it rains that day.
Lucky for me, it was a nice day temperature-wise, so my model, a Swedish author, didn´t mind standing in the rain. But having an extra umbrella saved his jacket from getting wet with dark dots everywhere and his hair from getting all flat.
But the Profoto Deep Umbrella he held in these portraits also helped me getting much more interesting light and shadows.
After my review of the new Profoto A1, I thought it would be interesting to see how different settings, angles and modifiers would make the light look. So I set up a Nikon D5 with a Profoto A1 on top and started to take a few test shots.
All the example photos in this post has gone through Lightroom with the same settings. I have applied Camera Standard profile and lens adjustments, and set the colour temperature to 5500K.
This it just a quick test to see the difference in light and output with different modifiers such as the Wide Lens, Dome Diffuser, Bounce Card and the larger Soft Bounce. I guess this post might not be approved by scientists, but maybe interesting to have a quick look at?
Profoto A1 is the new camera flash. And off-camera flash. And Air remote. You can use it any way you like. For me as a photographer (mainly portraits) working on-location a lot, this is the piece of equipment I have been waiting for a long time.
So, this might not be the most objective review you have read, but hopefully interesting in some way.
Läs denna recension av Profoto A1 på svenska här…
Profoto A1 fits right in beside Profoto B1 and B2. Or as a stand-alone camera mounted flash for events and simpler lighting (mostly). As soon as I have bought my A1, I will probably sell my old Nikon Speedlight.
I borrowed two A1 from Profoto and used them for testing before writing this review, together with accessories that will be sold separately.
Profoto B1X is the new B1, the extremely useful battery powered monolight that I use almost every day. New and improved in B1X is a much brighter modeling light (+80%), a battery with capacity for 100 more flashes at full effect (compared to the old battery), and HSS on the full range, from 2 to 10.