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    © Yuliya Panchenko

    Engagement Photo Shoot

    Experience a love that soars in high places with the ELB 400

    By Yuliya Panchenko

    Shoot on a giant airplane, this photo shoot was one of Yuliya's dream sessions. She found the right location and a perfect team to help her deliver great images.

    The ELB 400 was the perfect companion to light up the scene for an inspiring and unique result.

    "Get on the wing of the plane and create an adventurous type of shot."

    The shoot took place in a local airport in Orlando, Florida. The sessions started at 5pm and ended up right after the sunset around 7:30pm. Yuliya planned four different setups described below.

    First Setup

    Since we had 1.5 hrs before sunset I decided to do some cool images on the plane with a direct sun behind the couple to create a feeling of being in the sky during a bright sunny day.

    I asked my couple to get on the wing of the plane to create an adventurous type of shot, adding a feel of fashion to my composition. I had my assistant holding ELB 400 with one HS Flash head with a Reflector 14cm 90 degrees that gives a wide even coverage of light. It was very windy up on the plane and It was not possible to use an umbrella or a soft box. The composition for the shot was done with the sun a little bit above the models.

    © Yuliya Panchenko

    "The Rotalux Deep Octa reduces the spread of light and offers sharper shadows."

    Second Setup

    The second setup was done on the ground in the shade in front of the airplane.

    Again I used the ELB 400 with one Quadra HS head. However, this time it was fitted on a Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 100 cm to create beautiful soft light and make my object pop. 

    This narrow shaped Deep Octa reduces the spread of light and offers sharper shadows compared to standard-sized octagonal softboxes. I placed it on the left side of my model/couple.

    © Yuliya Panchenko

    Third Setup

    The third setup was done during the golden hour.

    My model changed to another dress and we continued shooting on the ground but from another side of the airplane to see the beautiful orange sky and sun reflecting on the plane. I continued using the ELB 400 with one Quadra HS head and a Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 100cm.

    © Yuliya Panchenko
    © Yuliya Panchenko

    Fourth Setup

    During my last setup the sun was setting down creating some nice orange tones in the skies and reflecting it on the plane.

    I had my assistant standing on the wing of the airplane, directing my light towards the couple. I used the ELB 400 with one Quadra HS flash with a reflector mounted on a light stand. It was getting dark very quickly and I had to do that part of the session within a couple of minutes to achieve great tones.

    © Yuliya Panchenko

    Yuliya's To Go Set

    • Transmitter Pro - Nikon®

      Transmitter Pro - Nikon®N° 19367

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is dedicated to compatible Nikon cameras.

      It offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, with HS / HSS and TTL / Manual functions.

      A visual display allow photographers to control flash power and modelling lamp and enable Elinchrom flash units and group settings.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter Pro since firmware 2.1

    • Rotalux Deep Octa Softbox 100cm (39")

      Rotalux Deep Octa Softbox 100cm (39")N° 26648

      The Rotalux includes the softbox rods, black/silver cover, internal diffuser external diffuser, and the Rotalux carrying bag.

      The Speedring is not included and must be ordered separately!

      Available Spreedrings: Elinchrom, S-mount Bowens, Broncolor Pulso, Hensel EH, AlienBee / Balcar, Comet, Profoto OCF

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      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.

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