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    © Bernd Niederwieser

    Catch The Feeling Of Your Model

    by Bernd Niederwieser

    Photography is more than just taking pictures or getting the job done. Something more has to happen!

    © Bernd Niederwieser

    Catch the feelings.

    The secret is to catch the feelings, the mood and expressions of the model. As a photographer specialised in fashion and portrait photography, I always try to push the limits.

    For this purpose, I need to focus and communicate only with the model, nothing else matters.

    Of course, that means I have to rely on my gear at 100%, especially my flashes.

    Why is it that so important?

    Well, if you are taking pictures of a musician, an actor or a celebrity, you are confronted with the fact that most of the time you only have 5 minutes to get “THAT picture.” 5 minutes is not much!

    That’s why you have to get the connection to your subject as quickly as possible. Only then can you push the limits of your model and the limits of yourself.

    © Bernd Niederwieser

    My “To Go Set” for my work consists of one ELB 400 battery pack, two Quadra Action Heads, a Rotalux Softbox Octa 100 cm as a main light and one Grid Reflector 18 cm 70° for the background light.


    Since I am also travelling a lot, weight and size of my gear is really important. That equipment allows me to keep my system versatile. I can use it in a studio or carry it easily in one trolley along with my camera. This gives my total flexibility in every situation.

    © Bernd Niederwieser

    Bernd's To Go Set

    • Quadra Grid Reflector Set 18cm (7")

      Quadra Grid Reflector Set 18cm (7")N° 26133

      Includes a Quadra Grid reflector 18 cm with a 30° grid for precise lighting control.

    • Rotalux® Softbox Octa 100 cm

      Rotalux® Softbox Octa 100 cmN° 26183

      This is the smallest Rotalux Octa.

      Very popular among beauty and fashion photographers, as they prefer the round catchlight given by this softbox. It's a great folding beauty dish when removing the front and inner diffusers and adding one of the optional deflectors. 

    • Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II

      Q-Reflector Adapter MK-IIN° 26342

      Enables photographers to use any accessory of the Elinchrom range such as Rotalux and Litemotiv softoxes or any other EL accessory on the Quadra flash heads.

      Beware when using heavier third-party accessories, as these might put stress on the Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II.