HOW TO MIMIC NATURAL LIGHT
Being able to witness natural light and recreate its patterns within a studio is one of the more challenging tasks a photographer can encounter.
The power of photography humbles me; it gives people a platform to speak without words. - Brenda Bazan
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE
You don't need to fall into the trap of needing an obscene amount of lights in your studio setups. - Felix Kunze
LIGHTING FOR RETOUCHING
Let's have an in-depth look at how big of an impact lighting has on your RAW files and how you can achieve the final look you are going for.
BALANCING RETOUCHING & PHOTOGRAPHY
I found my place in the portrait/beauty side of things and immediately loved capturing emotion and pairing light to match. It's an art in itself to find the right lighting for each person. - Pratik Naik
STILL LIFE WITH THE ELINCHROM APP
What role software like the Elinchrom App can play in a creative process? Let's discover this on a still life photo session with photographer Quentin Décaillet.
TIPS FOR SELF PORTRAITS
"The more I shoot self-portraits, the more I learn, and so I wanted to encourage anyone who is curious to try it out!" - Brandi Nicole
CREATE CLASSIC CINEMATIC IMAGES
"I’d describe my photographic style as classic and cinematic. I’m generally a positive person but my work has a more moody aesthetic." - Elisha Knight
GOALS DURING CORONA VIRUS PART 4
Gilmar Smith takes most of his creativity from his family and children. Find out more with this fourth part of our chat with another unique photographer during these Corona days.
GOALS DURING CORONA VIRUS PART 3
Check out the third part of our chat, with photographer Michael Clark to talk about what his is up to during these strange days.
BRIDAL PHOTO WITH A SNAPLUX
"The Snaplux opens as fast as an umbrella. It’s very light and compact which allows carrying it around to be a breeze." Yuliya Panchenko
GOALS DURING CORONA VIRUS PART 2
Felix Kunze is our second guest to tell us how he is using this downtime to improve himself, work on personal projects, and grow his skill sets.
GOALS DURING CORONA VIRUS PART 1
We reached out to John Gress to tell us how he is using this downtime to improve himself, work on personal projects, and grow his skill sets.
As a company, we are deeply tied to the global community of creators, so we know all too well the anxiety and uncertainty you may be feeling right now.
GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS
It’s an amazing story and they are stories that are worth being told. This project needed something special, so I lit this project entirely with my trusty Elinchrom lights. – Aaron Anderson
SPREADING AWARENESS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Philippe Echaroux is renowned for his brightly lit street portraits. Much of his style is achieved with help from his favorite Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox.
EVOLVE YOUR VISUAL NARRATIVES
Elinchrom Ambassador Emily Teague has amassed an impressive portfolio and story in her 7 years of shooting. She's been experimenting with lighting as well as genres in photography.
INDIAN SALT EXPERIENCE
This journey around India is an example of the incredible situations and experiences that being a photographer can open you up to. By Matt Porteous and Ollie Jones.
TO HONOR JAPANESE CHEFS
Making portraits of great Japanese chefs is a challenge in itself. Photographer Anoush Abrar took up this task and shares his experience.
ENGAGE WITH LOCAL PEOPLE
On a journey through Oman with the ELB 400 to highlight every detail and bring attention to things that can’t always take centre stage.
REACH FOR MORE
Adventure photographer Michael Clark takes us through using the Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera along with his Elinchrom ELB units to create unique images in nature.
ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT
An engagement shoot with the Elinchrom ELB 400 while experiencing a love that soars in high places.
ACTION PHOTO ON A SUNDAY STROLL
"Even on a Sunday walk you should always have your eyes open as a photographer!" - Marc Weiler
FROM CONFLICT TO CONSERVATION
"The lights provide me with so many more opportunities! They are changing how I shoot." - Vitale concludes.
USING THE ELB RANGE WITH HS + HSS
Using the ELB 400, the ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 in tandem is possible. Even mixing HS and HSS technologies together is seamless.
"When I can balance the natural light along with a properly strobed image, the results are magical!" - Tyler Stableford
LIGHTING WITH A STRIPBOX
Learn how to use a Stripbox using with or without the diffusers and with the optional deflector set to create a more 'beauty dish' effect.
BABY UNDER THE ELB 1200 LED LIGHT
For a baby photo session, Therese decided to change her work settings and implement the ELB 1200 unit in her workflow by using its LED continuous light.
FROM SPEEDLIGHTS TO FLASH
Why you should move up from Speedlights to a D-Lite RX Studio Flash Set.
ON ASSIGNMENT WITH LORENZ HOLDER
Multiple Red Bull Illume winning photographer Lorenz Holder, and trail biking legend Thomas Öhler teamed up for a long day of shooting.
WHIMSY PORTRAITS BY BRANDI NICOLE
Photographer Brandi Nicole was tasked with photographing professional headshots and needed something that could easily carry. The ELB 500 TTL fit the bill!
CLICKIN’ THE TRICK WITH ELB 500 TTL
Five years ago you’d never be able to do that, the lights were so heavy. But with the Transmitter PRO and the ELB 500 TTL, you can rig lights in new places. - Paris Gore
HOW TO USE TTL
Light faster than ever with the ELB 500 TTL. Learn how to use TTL and get the best out of it.
MASTERING ONE-LIGHT IMAGES
Photographer Felix Kunze goes in-depth to show us the difference between deep and shallow Elinchrom modifiers as well as how their size makes a difference.
ADVENTURE WITH THE ELB 500 TTL
The ELB 500 TTL is the perfect companion for your adventures. A powerful and portable TTL light designed for adventurous portrait photographers.
ELB 500 TTL - POWER & FLEXIBILITY
The spot provided significant challenges, harsh sunlight, shaded backgrounds, limited time and cold weather. None of that was any match for the ELB 500 TTL!
A FASHION SHOOTING WITH TTL
Since the weather was changing so quickly, THE ELB 500 TTL allowed me to quickly adjust all the parameters for every shoot while the light was changing. - Francesco Francia
FASHION WEDDING SESSION
When photographing weddings, time is of the essence and therefore achieving perfect exposure quickly is critical. - Brett Florens
ELB 500 TTL - VIDEO GUIDE
Learn everything you need to know to get started with the ELB 500 TTL.
TTL ON A WEDDING - Part 3
How to use TTL to light portraits faster than ever. Example on a first dance photo session.
TTL ON A WEDDING - Part 2
How to use TTL to light portraits faster than ever. Example on a bride & groom portrait photo session.
TTL ON A WEDDING - Part 1
How to create dramatic shots in a pinch using TTL and aperture priority mode. Example with the bride getting ready photo session.
URBAN FASHION - ELB 500 TTL
Elinchrom has been an integral part of my photography business and has with no doubt contributed to my success. - Brett Florens
WAKEBOARD PHOTO IN A NEW LIGHT
The wakeboard photo project Marc has in mind can now finally be true. Thanks to the great power of the ELB 1200 flash battery pack.
ON A TREK WITH THE ELB 1200
Going on a trip with trekker freaks and an ELB 1200 in hot and sweaty conditions, with water and dirt. Everything we love at Elinchrom.
THE ELB 400 CAGE
To make outdoor photography even more easy and portble, ProMediaGear developed an amazing practical product to complement the ELB 400 unit.
Create portraits inspired by the art work of Masters of painting. That was the starting point of photographer Irfan Intekhab.
BREAK OUT WITH DEEP UMBRELLAS
A series of unconventional portraits photographed outdoor with just a deep umbrella. The final results evokes powerful emotions.
ELB 1200 - LIGHTING THE SPIRIT
Do you wonder how tough the ELB 1200 unit is? Michael Clark did a real-size field test to push the unit to its limits in an adventurous shot.
Advanced technology in photography is about creating images we could only imagine before. Original photographers couldn't even dream shooting downhill skateboarding with the ELB 400.
4 SETUPS WITH ONE DEEP UMBRELLA
Learn how you can create four entirely different portraits with a very simple setup with just a deep umbrella.
WHAT DEEP UMBRELLA DO I NEED?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have the quality of light of a softbox while retaining the ease of use of an umbrella? Could Deep Umbrellas be the solution?
HOW TO SETUP A LITEMOTIV
With the right tips and tricks, mounting a Litemotiv Softbox is fairly easy. In this video, we show you how to assemble, in the right way, a Litemotiv Softbox.
ELB 1200 - INTO THE VOID
Into The Void - Tristan and his team pulled another crazy stunt in Turkey and turned air into their own air playground in a unique photoshoot with the ELB 1200.
2 EASY SETUPS WITH GRIDS
How To Start With Grids? To help you get started with grids, here are two easy setups for you to recreate.
WHAT IS A GRID?
Those who have tried grids can just not live without it. Learn more about them and choose the one you must have.
CATCH THE FEELING OF YOUR MODEL
The secret of a good photoshoot is to catch the feelings of your subject, to get a special connection with your model. Learn why this is so important.
HOW TO BEAT THE SUN
I tell my friends, an ELB 400 is enough to overpower the sun, along with the use of Hi-Sync. I hear them laughing, "It will never work" they say.
THE PROTEC BAG SERIES
Chose the best bags to take care of you and your gear. Learn more about the Elinchrom ProTec line.
THE PROTEC ROLLING CASE
With the ProTec Rolling Case, you are able to carry almost anything you need as a photographer on location. Learn more about this great big bag.
THE LITEMOTIV ON LOCATION
Photographer Mark Cleghorn takes out one of the most famous light shapers in the Elinchrom range. Check out how you can use the Litemotiv 190 Softbox on location.
OUTDOOR FLASH - ADVANCED
Learn and explore the possibility of triggering in Hi-Sync mode with the Skyport Plus HS while using light-shapers on location.
THE BLUE ROOM
Check out the story behind Marc Weiler's breathtaking image. A photo taken inside the first Speed Ride track through a natural Ice Tunnel!
SURFING NORTHERN LIGHTS
In their quest to lit incredible scenaries, 2 photographers teamed up to work on Earth’s greatest light show. Learn how this incredible project came together.
CAPTURE NATURAL BEAUTY
Photographer Felix Kunze discusses his incredible Icelandic wilderness adventure. Read on to find out why the ELB 400 and the Sekonic Litemeter make perfect travel companions.
WHAT UMBRELLA DO I NEED?
Umbrellas are the go-to tool every photographer should own. Easy to use, portable, extremely light weight and affordable with great results.
What if you were able to place light wherever your mind wanted to? Photographer David Robinson followed his vision and attached an ELB 400 to a drone in a visionary MTB photo shoot!
THE PROTEC LOCATION BAG
The ProTec Location Bag is the perfect alternative to a trolley and to your regular camera bag. Learn more about this perfect strobist bag.
I SHOT A HORSE
"The Elinchrom Hi-Sync system is the ultimate solution for a photoshoot like this. It enables to get a complete control over the ambient light". - Geert Langelaan
OUTDOOR FLASH - THE BASICS
Why using outdoor flash? Learn how to start easily with flash photography on location.
BEHIND THE RED BULL ACADEMY
6 Red Bull photographers attended the Red Bull Photography Academy workshops held by 8 other photographers who acted as trainers, empowering them to think outside the box and go beyond limits.
D-LITE RX TO GO - FIRST SETUP
This video will show you the complete content of a D-Lite RX To Go Set and how to proceed with your first Setup. From mounting a Softbox on your unit to connecting a Skyport Transmitter.
THE INDIRECT LITEMOTIV VIDEO
The Indirect Litemotiv Softbox range is the industry standard for any location and studio photographer who is looking for the best. Check out the video of this classic range of Elinchrom light shapers.
"With flash, I can easily turn a poor place into an epic scene” - Photographer Bram Berkien captures cinematic images in a gym environment.
THE LITEMOTIV SOFTBOX VIDEO
The Litemotiv Softboxes are perfect for the detail-oriented photographer, who demands optimum results. Check out the video of this amazing light shaper.
THE BIRTH OF AN ELC PRO HD
”I wanted to create a tribute to the ELC Pro HD, because it's such a great tool." - John Wilhelm experiments yet again with his latest Elinchrom purchase.
HOW TO SHOOT IN HI-SYNC?
Learn how to shoot Studio & Location in Hi-Sync with a Transmitter PRO and check out the results as Joe Brady goes in-depth using this exciting feature.
USING THE SEKONIC LIGHTMETER
Explore 4 different lighting styles using the Sekonic 478DR Elinchrom lightmeter that could benefit both you and your clients.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A MINI SPOT LITE
"In food photography, power is very important. But it is equally important to have the possibility to adjust the power to your needs.” - Robertas Daskevicius
DUST & SPLASH WITH Hi-SYNC
German photographer Willi Nothers took the ELB 400 for an unusual outdoor BMX photoshoot with dust and splashes.
A BURNING MAN STYLE PHOTOSHOOT
A burning man inspired photoshoot with a human moving studio in the desert. This is a project worth looking at.
THE SEKONIC LIGHTMETER FEATURES
Learn more about all the features available on the Sekonic Lightmeter for Elinchrom Skyport wireless system and EL flash units.
FREEDOM WITH HI-SYNC
Follow photographer Nadir Khan's experience and enjoy the Transmitter PRO with its Hi-Sync technology.
THE ELB 400 IN INDONESIA
The ELB 400 is easy to carry around, along with the light stand, head and softbox. Peter shot these photographs during the rain season in Indonesia.
THE SONY SKYPORT HS IN GRAVITY
Elinchrom asked John Wilhelm a few questions regarding his experiences with the newly released Skyport Plus HS for Sony.
REBECCA BATHORY BTS
”It was absolutely freezing and one of the windiest days I have experienced. I was shooting using the ELB 400 battery pack which made the drama I wanted for this shoot.” - Rebecca Bathory
WHAT IS HI-SYNC or HSS?
Want to get started with Hi-Sync / HSS photography and sync your flash faster than 1/200th of a second? Understand why this technology opens up a new world of possibilities!
HOW TO MOUNT A ROTALUX SOFTBOX
In this video, we'll show how easy it is to complete the deed in just a minute!
ANDY GOTTS INTERVIEW
"When looking for a replacement or an alternative to the heads, I stumbled over Elinchrom and from then on I was hooked." - Andy Gotts
ACTION WEDDING WITH THE ELB 400
A cliffside wedding with the Elinchrom ELB 400. Renowned adventure photographer Tom Bol took the ELB 400 on location to photograph a cliffside wedding.
STUDIO FLASH - FIRST SETUPS
Low-key, Mid-key and High-key: 3 fundamental lighting setups. An introduction to your first studio setups.
NORMAL OR SPEED MODE?
With the Skyport system, there is an option to use Speed Mode or the Normal mode of the transmitter. This might be confusing, but here at the basics.
LIGHT SHAPERS FOR THE ELB 400 & 500
The Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II allows access to the entire Elinchrom system of light shapers. This adapter snaps onto the Quadra flash head and uses the normal rotating collar mount.
RIDE THE LIGHT WITH HI-SYNC
Whatever you're shooting, the Skyport Plus HS opens up a whole new world of lighting.
THE FS30 IN THE FIELD
Doing an outdoor photoshooting with a fresnel spot can be quite unique. On top of that, if you add heavy wind and rain, the end-result can be full of contrast.
HOW TO SETUP Hi-SYNC / HSS MODE
Read more about how to setup the Hi-Sync and HSS feature to get the best from your Transmitter PRO.
ART, CRAFT & PASSION
Anthony tries to capture expressions and freeze in a split second an individual’s personal feelings. For Anthony, photography is an art, a craft, but above all, it’s his passion.
WHAT HEAD FOR YOUR ELB 400
With the ELB 400, you have 3 different flash heads, let us explain the differences between the various flash heads offered for the most portable battery pack you’re about to use.
FLASH A WINGSUIT FLIER
"Being suspended beneath the pilot, having the wingsuiter flying close by and fire the flash properly. You must really trust the pilot and the wingsuiter." - Tristan Shu
GOING REMOTE WITH STROBES
Adventure Photographer Michael Clark shares his experience & strategies for success when taking strobes into the most remote and inhospitable environments.
STUDIO FLASH FOR STARTERS
If you are an amateur photographer, this is the video to introduce you to studio flash photography.
"I was curious to know whether the use of a professional flash head could influence the quality of my pictures compared to my previous work." - Matt Palace - iso1200.com
WE SHALL REMEMBER
"The Rotalux Octa was the main power horse, I'm so grateful to this modifier, the light that comes out of this is just beautifully soft and the rapid assembly system to unpack was a blessing." - Louis Amore
RED BULL VELODUX 2015
"Let me start by telling you that the Skyport Plus HS will change your life if you shoot anything that moves faster than a shuffle." - David Robinson
HS - HSS? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
HyperSync, HSS, Hi-Sync, all these flash techniques are misunderstood. Let’s overview these technics to shoot at shutter speeds higher than the standard flash sync speed of DSLR cameras.
THE HI-SYNC EXPERIENCE
"Whether or not this product is "game-changer", I leave to the masses to decide." Read Michael Clark's experience using the new Transmitter PRO with Hi-sync feature.
GUEULES DU RUGBY
What more natural than bringing the ELB 400 into the Scrum when you have to take portraits of rugby players. Philippe Echaroux shares his experience in the making of "Gueules du Rugby”, a book including forceful faces and fun.
THE FS30 FRESNEL STORY
"Sometimes you just see it and you know this is the modifier you love!" - Frank Doorhof
BUILD & SHAPE WITH AUDREY
"Rendering the world as we can already see it does not really interest me." Drawings, makeup, retouching, lights, most of the time, Audrey Piguet's compositions are made from scratch.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON BTS
"The Litemotiv 120 has a real advantage here; it gives enough scope to shoot a full-length image within the same setup, which is a vital element when you need to work quickly." - Christian Ammann
USING THE LITEMOTIV 190
"Shadow is just as important as light", was the first thing he mentioned when we asked Anoush Arbar to describe the light that the Litemotiv projects.
WHAT IS A DEFLECTOR?
The 4 Piece Deflector Set is a unique accessory which changes the effect of your light modifiers.
THE ELB 400 ROUNDUP
ELB 400 or Ranger Quadra? What is the difference? Read the in-depth review through the capabilities of the ELB 400.
TOUR DE FRANCE PHOTO
Instead of mounting your bike and setting off in discovery of the country, you load up your photo equipment as you visit France. Elinchrom joined the ride!
THE LIVING LIGHT
For the release of our new Indirect Softbox series, the Indirect Litemotiv, we were looking for a great fashion photographer. A photographer with a vision of something special and different.
THE QUEEN OF HUSKIES
"My assistant had to be able to hold the flash in his hands and follow me everywhere an entire day. The ELB 400 is the perfect tool for these kinds of delicate conditions" - Anoush Abrar
"I bought two of them and it didn’t take long before I got myself another pair. I’m new to Elinchrom and I absolutely love my ELC Pro HDs." - Olle Bengtsson
"Ever since I first started playing with Hypersync I have dreamed of being able to overpower daylight and light up a surfer on a wave from a far distance." - Michael Clark
THE LITEMOTIV IN ACTION
"My dilemma was figuring out how to combine soft lighting with a clear sense of direction, and the Litemotiv allowed me to do exactly that." - Anoush Abrar
BATTERY PACK TRAVELLING
"When I know I’m shooting in bright daylight, the Quadra system is a great bit of kit. I know I can control the light in situations where Speedlight’s simply would not have enough guts" - Nadir Khan
HYPERSYNC ICE CLIMBING
"I don’t think there is any other strobe on the market that has the power and the ability to overpower daylight as the Ranger Hypersync setup did that day." - Michael Clark
THE ELB 400 ON STAGE
The Bunos Team did some very funny pictures for the new ELB 400. Have a look at it here!
FASHION WITH CHRISTIAN
"I use the ELC Pro HD, they are the most reliable workhorses I have ever used!" - Christian Ammann
VINTAGE CAR SHOOT
"Start simple. Go big. This is my lighting mantra I repeat every time I go to a shoot." - Tom Bol
FROM DREAMS TO REALITY
"I was laughing uncontrollably on the first pass. Just watching the ELC Pro HD going off at 10 frames a second was better than any college disco moment I could remember!" - Tom Bol
COMPOSITING WITH JOHN
"When I entered the compositing genre I realised: One has to master light if you want to obtain convincing results!" - John Wilhelm
"The product is easy-to-use, gone are the studio lights which could scare you with their complexity" - Philippe Echaroux
"It makes an incredible difference if you can have complete faith in your gear. It takes a load off of your mind and lets you focus on your ideas." - Tristan Shu