Revolutionary all-in-one continuous LED lighting Kit with HSS Flash

« NEO 2 est un produit révolutionnaire. Vous ne raterez plus aucune photo. Sans aucun temps de recharge ni perte de lumière ou de puissance. » — Jason Lanier – Sony Artisan of Imagery

NEO 2 is a revolutionary LED light, that combines the ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous light, with the flexibility of High-Speed Sync (HSS) flash, for more power or to freeze action. With no recycle time, you’ll never miss a shot. Designed for portrait photographers and videographers on the go, NEO 2 is lightweight and portable and can be mounted both on or off camera. A built in Elinchrom Skyport flash receiver delivers ultra reliable wireless triggering(1/8000th) up to 200m(656ft). Powered by 6 AA batteries, DC or DTaP, NEO 2™ delivers outstanding colour reproduction, with a gorgeous soft light output and Rotolight’s signature catch light effect. Packed with innovative features, NEO 2™ includes True Aperture Dimming™, Designer Fade™ and an updated arsenal of CineSFX™ custom lighting effects (Lightning, Fire, TV etc.). 85% brighter in continuous mode than its predecessor, NEO 2 is a small light that delivers big results.

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StudioFlash: Creative Techniques

StudioFlash: Creative Techniques
The basics of using studioflash, camera set-up, accessories, perfect portraits with high-key, deliver dramatic colour effects, combine soft with crisp lighting, create an eye-catching silhouette…

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Digital SLR Photography Magazine
April 2017

Studio Basics | First Setups

Studio Basics | First Setups

Low-key, Mid-key, High-key:
3 fundamental lighting setups.
An introduction to your first studio setups.

In this second episode, Mark Cleghorn explains the 3 main setups you need to know to get started with flash photography.
All you need is 2 flash heads and try out the 3 photographic techniques: “low-key”, “mid-key” and “high-key”.
Once you’ve apprehended these principal lighting concepts, you can master almost any type of studio flash setups.

Studio Basics

Studio  Basics

Elinchrom for Starters
“As an amateur photographer, how much flash do you really need?”

Introduction to studio flash photography.
Mark Cleghorn, a welsh photographer and instructor, shares his thoughts on the several lights a photographer should use indoors for studio photography. In this first episode, Mark uses three Elinchrom compacts, the D-Lite RX One, 2 and 4 as his main flash units.

Mark also explains the difference between light shapers such as the portalite softboxes and the umbrellas.

‘How To’ shoot red wine

‘How To’ shoot red wine
In this ‘how to’ video Karl Taylor & Urs Recher look at the techniques required for good bottle product photography. In this case a bottle of wine is photographed in a small set to add ambience and style to the product. Enjoy!