Profoto B10 flash – Creativity Unleashed
Forty photographers, picked by the Profoto USA team, attended the USA launch event in Alyeska resort (near Anchorage, Alaska), of the new Profoto B10 flash. (For more details about the Profoto B10 flash, check out the first look review: Profoto B10 flash.) As part of the final segment of the launch event, the attendees were divided into 8 groups of 5 people, and given a challenge. Armed with sets of Profoto B10 flashes, and a few light modifiers and some random props, they were given 2.5 hours to interpret the the theme, “Creativity Unleashed on the Last Frontier” in a single image.
Here are the Instagram accounts of the group of talented photographers that I was with:
- Alexandria (who edited, and appeared in the final image above)
- Danny Dong
- Vanessa Joy
- Elizabeth Blank
- and myself of course, Neil vN
The photo above was our group’s entry, beating the deadline. Our intent was to bring a magical element to the photograph, and also include the flash unit itself. Here is what it looked like behind the scenes:
For speed and efficiency, I just hand-held the flash with the Profoto Small Deep umbrella.
This photo strongly reminds me of of a Baroque era painting, with how we are (inadvertently) positioned in this composition. But our valiant effort wasn’t rewarded – we didn’t place in the top 3 images created right then.
You can see the three winning entries on the Instagram account for ProfotoUSA:
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For the launch of the new B10, we gathered 45 photographers from all over the US in Alaska to experience photography in a different light. The attendees were given a challenge to interpret the theme “Creativity Unleashed on the Last Frontier” in 1 image, collaborating in groups of five. @davidbicho selected the winning image created by Pye Jirsa, Meg Loeks, Marvi Lacar, Regis Bethencourt and Patrick Hall. Swipe to 2nd and 3rd place winners. #unleashedinalaska #profotob10 #powerofsmall
Follow the links to the other photographers’ work to see more of their incredible portfolios.
#profotoUSA #profotoglobal #unleashedinAlaska #profotoB10 #powerofsmall