I had the opportunity to use the ELB1200 ahead of it’s release at the start of September 2017, and it was something I’d been looking forward to since Elinchrom’s announcement earlier that year. My location kit comprises of 4x ELB400 with an action head and a HS head for each one. And I have to say, they are just superb. They’ve done everything I’ve asked of them and more. So whilst I was keen to road test the ELB1200, I did have that little nagging voice at the back of my mind, quietly whispering “What can it do, that the ELB400 can’t?” I brushed those thoughts aside with the obvious reply “Power!”, but is there more to it?
This is a very simple and quick portrait setup, giving quite a nice three dimensional feel to the image.
The technique demonstrated is “short lighting”, where an accent light is used on the far side of the subject’s face, which then has a slimming effect to their features. This wasn’t a portrait session, but a quick demonstration example, shot during a mentoring session.
We have created a clear and structured range of training days, covering lighting and photography for photographers of all abilities. Simply choose your subject and choose the course suited to your ability.
Meet Wayne Myers, photographer. A fairly simple statement perhaps, but I’m proud to have been of help during his journey from student, right through to fully fledged, knowledgeable, and very capable photographer in his own right.