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    © Francesco Francia

    A Fashion Shooting with TTL

    in Harsh Conditions

    with the ELB 500 TTL

    Recently, I have had the privilege to try the new ELB 500 TTL for a special assignment on location. The goal was to provide a fashion shooting in a very limited time to complete the session.

    © Francesco Francia

    During this small period, I had to face very harsh conditions with cold and unpleasant weather, but I had no other choice to go forward.

    Despite the conditions I was able, thanks to the flexibility of ELB 500 TTL to make a setup with two lights and to recreate an artificial sun with a surreal atmosphere despite foggy and cloudy weather.

    The extra power of the ELB 500 TTL allowed me to recreate, right from the start, a surreal light simulating the sunset as you can see from the final shot.

    I was able to shoot long distance with the radio settings of my Phottix transmitter in a very easy way. The transmission between the ELB and the transmitter worked flawlessly and while my assistant was adjusting the Deep Umbrella with the light, I was able to see the modelling light on my subject even from almost 50 metres away.

    "Since the weather was changing so quickly, TTL allowed me to quickly adjust all the parameters for every shoot. While the light was constantly changing, this feature gave me the freedom to focus on my composition."

    © Francesco Francia

    Shooting in TTL allowed me to focus on the composition only, much more than any other setups I have done until now.

    Shooting in difficult weather conditions can make all the team quite nervous, but thanks to this feature, the ELB 500 TTL made the whole process very comfortable and in a very short time.

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    Francesco's To Go Set

    • ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go

      ELB 500 TTL Dual To GoN° 10310.1

      The ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go is the perfect set to be used with total asymmetry. With two independent flash heads, the unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities. Combined with the TTL and HSS feature, it’s effortless to use while delivering exceptional high-end results.

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is not included in this set and must be order separately. Transmitters are available for Canon and Nikon. Other brands will follow later.

    • Tripod Air Click 105-244 cm

      Tripod Air Click 105-244 cmN° 31038

      The Click mechanism on these stands enables them to be stacked in both planes, ensuring that they can be carried in the most convenient way – either edge to edge or face to face to suit your carrying bag.

      The Elinchrom Air-cushioned system offers a very smooth and convenient balance between speed of use and security.

      Folded size: 92 cm

    • Umbrella Deep Silver 125 cm (49”)

      Umbrella Deep Silver 125 cm (49”) N° 26353

      Elinchrom deep umbrellas are manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape.

      By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread.

      The Silver umbrella offers a crispier light providing greater specularity and texture.

      This umbrella is 54 cm deep.

      For Quadra, ELB 400/500 heads, we recommend using the Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II for umbrella sizes bigger than 85 cm to avoid any risk of damage.

    • 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.

      Learn more

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

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