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 (B&H / Amazon). (For more details about the Profoto B10 flash, check out the 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