How I got the shot with the Profoto B10 Plus and the Profoto TeleZoom
Shooting outdoors with flash can feel overwhelming, but I promise you it’s easier than you think. Flash brings a lot of control with it. Control in the sense of controlling the outdoors and the final look and feel of your images. A lot of photographers, incorrectly, convince themselves that flash is for indoors or worse, is “too flashy” looking. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with natural light as much as the next photographer, but the reality is, your images can start to look one-dimensional.
I like using flash because it allows me to shape the light and use it in a way that not every other photographer is using. Why is this important? If you want to stand out, you need to use all the tools available to you to create images that look different, images that get people to stop and stare.
For this image, I not only used flash, but I shot in high-speed sync. Why? Again, to stand out. Notice the images have a very milky background. Almost fake. Those clouds are there. That is not photoshop. Instead, I opened my aperture way up to create a shallow depth of field. That is what gives the image this milky look and allows my subject to pop off the background. The downside to this is that your flash has to work that much harder to push out the light that is needed at high shutter speeds. The Profoto B-10 Plus with the Telezoom is the perfect answer. It gives me another stop to stop and half of power.
I hope you love these images and they inspire you to get out there and try something new.
Let me know below which image was your favorite or what your key take-away was.