WE REMEMBER

Had the privilege of photographing and chatting with Maj. J. Estrela, an Army officer in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, this past Rememberance Day. Special thanks to Royal Canadian Military Institute for hosting us and Robert Baines of The NATO Assoication of Canada for helping me put this together. I am currently looking for funding for a project to photograph and document the stories of 400 veterans from across Canada. I hope this is the first portrait of many to come. Thank you Maj. Estrela for your time, service and sacrifice.

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PROFUSION EXPO 2017

THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT TO PROFUSION EXPO 2017 IN TORONTO.

IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS, THANK YOU VISTEK AND ELINCHROM FOR HAVING ME BE PART OF THIS AMAZING TWO DAY EVENT AND ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY ADVICE AND KNOWLEDGE IN PORTRAITURE AND LIGHTING.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ANTHONY FROM VISTEK AND BILL FROM GNIGAMI THAT MADE EVERYTHING RUN SO SMOOTHLY. THANK YOU TO TOMMY JAMES MURPHY FOR BEING OUR MODEL FOR THE EXPO.

HERE ARE FEW OF THE SHOTS THAT WERE CREATED AT PROFUSION EXPO 2017
ALL IMAGES WERE LIT WITH THE ELB1200 AND ELB400 WITH HI-SYNC. IMAGES WERE SHOT AT f1.4 AT 1/3200s ON THE NIKON D5

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FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON THE ELB1200s

So after a long wait, I finally got my hands on the Elinchrom‘s New ELB 1200s with a Pro and Action head.

From the jump, this is not your daddy’s Ranger RX. It’s light, it’s small and it’s super powerful. One thing I really like was that Elinchrom took time and designed the new ELB 1200s to survive photographers like me, they really went to town to weatherproof and create a durable product.

The heads themselves are impressive from design to weight. Sadly I couldn’t get my hands on a HS head but hopefully soon.

Check out some of the shots from my test shoot.

Special thanks to Vistek for lending me the ELB 1200s. Can’t wait to get a set of my own.

Models Mackenzie and O’Dane from Elite Models Toronto .

ELINCHROM ELB1200

Exciting news from Switzerland…

Elinchrom LTD,  just announced the new ELB 1200 Battery pack and stobe heads.

Weighing  only 4.3 kg and equipped with a bright dimmable LED modelling lamp, Elinchrom is promising these new  flash heads will provide exceptional capabilities for both still photography and video.

As of now, no price has been announced the new ELB 1200 are promised to hit the stores early June 2017.

A Powerful Unit

  • 1200 Ws, for only 3,2 kg (without battery)
  • Compact: 18 cm x 13 cm x 28 cm
  • Weather resistant design
  • Fast recycling times: 1.7s in FAST mode, 3s in DEFAULT mode

3 Flash Heads

  • Action, Pro and Hi-Sync heads
  • Aluminum housing and tilt head
  • Flash and/or continuous LED light (dimmable)
  • For both still photography and video

Li-Ion Battery

  • Battery Air (included): 1.1 kg
  • 215 flashes / 80 min continuous LED light
  • Battery HD (optional): 1.5 kg
  • 400 flashes / 120 min continuous LED light
  • USB output to charge mobile devices

Features

  • A and B outlets
  • 2:1 (66%:33%) asymmetry
  • 1:1 (50%:50%) option
  • 1.7s recycling time in FAST mode
  • 3.0s recycling time in DEFAULT mode
  • Large OLED control display
  • Head recognition
  • LED illuminated outlets, show which head is active
  • Each head can be activated or deactivated separately
  • Flash duration display
  • Strobe, delay and sequence features
  • Precise colour consistency
  • Reliable flash duration consistency
  • USB input for firmware updates

Battery

Battery Air – 90 Wh

Designed to travel safe and light.
The battery Air offers 215 flashes at full power, or 80 min of continuous light at full LED power. An ELB 1200 unit with a battery Air is allowed as carry-on baggage for travelling by Air with one spare battery.
The battery Air is included with the ELB 1200.

Battery HD – 144 Wh

A power-house for studio and on-location use.
The battery HD offers 400 flashes at full power, or 120 min of continuous light at full LED power.
This item is not included in the set and has to be purchased separately.

Features

  • Battery Air – 1.1 kg
  • Battery HD – 1.5 kg
  • Weather resistant
  • Humidity and dust protected
  • Battery box cover for safe transportation
  • 5V USB power output
  • Shipping mode for traveling
  • Battery charge level indicator

Flash Heads

Specifications

  • 92 CRI dimmable daylight LED
  • Equivalent to 250w Halogen lamp
  • For both still photography and video
  • Aluminum housing
  • 22.5 cm x 14 cm x 23 cm
  • 2.2 kg
  • Aluminum tilt head
  • 7 mm and/or 8 mm umbrella tube
  • Silent video mode
  • Compatible with all full sized Elinchrom accessories
All specs and images/video provided by Vistek/ Elinchrom LTD.

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

SO YA .. NOW HALLOWEEN IS OVER ITS TIME FOR ME TO MAKE MY WISH LIST .. MOSTLIKELY WILL END UP GETTING MOST OF THESE THINGS MY SELF.

1. NIKON COOLPIX P7000

2. SPEEDOTRON EXPLORER 1500 BATTERY PACK

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2. ELINCHROM RANGER QUADRA RX TO GO KIT

3. SPEEDOTRON 22″ REFLECTOR

4. CHIMERA SOFT BOX x2

EDIT – MARCH 14 2016

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 – AMAZING
ELINCHROM RANGER QUADRA RX TO GO KIT – CAN’T LIVE WITH OUT THEM