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The New Profoto B1X Improves on the B1 with Power, Power, and More Power

Profoto isn't being shy about their new B1X monolight. They're calling it the "new benchmark for on-location lighting." A significant improvement on the Profoto B1, "This isn’t an update," explains Profoto. "This is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas: power, power and power."

You Don’t Get What You Pay For: $700 Godox AD600 vs $2,100 Profoto B1

Back in December 2015 I saw a rumor report online about a 600w/s Chinese monolight with onboard battery, TTL, and built-in radio. After doing some research I found they had a TTL speedlight that worked within the same system, and I became very excited.

Profoto Introduces the Pro-10, The World’s Fastest Flash

Profoto is on a speed kick this Photokina. First, they announce the D2, the world's fastest TTL monolight. And now, less than a week later, they've topped everybody yet again by introducing the Pro-10 studio generator: the self-styled "World's Fastest Flash."

Profoto Reveals the D2, The World’s Fastest TTL Monolight

Holy recycle time batman! Photography speed demons get your bibs out, because Profoto just released a new monolight that'll get the salivary glands going strong. It's the Profoto D2, and it's officially "the world's fastest monolight with TTL."

Rigid vs Collapsible: Comparing Two Types of Beauty Dishes

The Beauty Dish is revered by many photographers for having a soft, but contrasty quality of light. The classic design puts the flash tube behind an opaque or translucent tube cover, which helps eliminate a central hot spot. Like umbrellas, beauty dishes are available with white or silver interiors and can be fitted with a “sock” or grid to control quality and spread of light even more.

Four Ways to Get Creative and ‘Think Outside the Softbox’

The softbox is one of the staples of light shaping, but are you using it the same way as everybody else? If you need a bit of an inspirational spark to light your creative fire, this short video featuring lighting expert Andrea Belluso will show you how to, in his words, "think outside the softbox."

Useful Tips for Combining Flash and Ambient Light

You may swear by natural light, but sometimes available light just doesn't cooperate. So for those times when you're faced with an overcast sky but need a sunset, or the ambient light is harsh and direct, these tips from photographer Adam Angelides will help you capture natural looking images by combining ambient light with flash.

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits with No Sun (and a Powerful Flash)

What happens if your portrait clients request golden hour lighting... outside of golden hour? That's the situation photographer Pye Jirsa of Lin & Jirsa Photography found himself in recently while shooting a wedding. As you can see in the 4.5-minute video above, Jirsa was able to deliver by using creative lighting, a powerful flash, and a couple of colored gels.

Profoto B2: The World’s First Off-Camera Flash That Can Also Be Used On-Camera

After shaking up the lighting industry with the B1 flash system back in 2013, Profoto is back today with another "game changing" product: the Profoto B2. It's a small and lightweight off-camera flash system that's designed for easy and fast on-location shoots.

The B2 is a new ultra-portable counterpart to the B1 flash. It's so small and light that it can be mounted to the top of a camera, making it -- according to Profoto, at least -- the world's first off-camera flash that can also be used on-camera.

Walk Through a Wedding: 20 BTS Videos That Cover a Wedding from Start to Finish

Last year, lighting company Profoto teamed up with New England-based wedding photographers Justin and Mary Marantz to create a series of behind-the-scenes videos showing how the duo goes about shooting a wedding from start to finish. The Walk Through a Wedding series started in February 2014 and ended in December of that year with 20 short videos.

How to Capture a Face Smash Photo without Putting Teeth at Risk

Photographer Blair Bunting made this photograph for a Discovery Channel ad promoting the show Deadliest Catch. Can you figure out how Bunting shot it without putting the model's body at risk? The trick is to use a few high powered leaf blowers and some liquid that looks like blood.