A brief video of the last part of the Elinchrom ELB1200 review, using the Pro head for High Sync.
Whilst I only had the ELB1200 Action and Pro head to play with, I fancied my chances with pushing the Pro head as far as I could with the Skyport HS transmitter.
Talk about coincidence. The day after the motorcycle shoot, I had an enquiry to photograph a couple of cars.
Having had my first shoot with the ELB1200, I wanted a complete change of subject and challenges for my second shoot.
This particular image was part of a bridal brochure shoot for the Marriott hotel group. They had a healthy number of wedding bookings, but there seemed an obvious lack of engagement with the Asian community. A review of their wedding marketing image quickly revealed why. There were no Asian bridal imagery displayed anywhere. It’s difficult to engage a target customer if they cannot see an established relationship with similar clients.
Whilst photographing the food for Boundary Mill, I was also asked to photograph the chefs. As I’d elected to road test the ELB1200 during the food shoot, I felt the environmental portraits of the chefs would make a good contrast to the food imagery.
I was lucky to be given early access to the Elinchrom ELB1200, and I wanted a number of shoots with various themes. Basically, to test the flexibility and capabilities of the unit.
The delivered box seemed much heavier than I had expected. Being LED, I had assumed it would have similar weight characteristics to the LED panels I had handled.
I do enjoy working at Eaves Hall, whether it’s photographing their food, their rooms, or as in this case, a wedding. The venue allows a vast array of opportunities for the creative photographer.