Back in November Profoto released a new softbox, the RFI line of softboxes that come in several shapes and sizes along with several other new features. Stockholm-based photographer, Tobias Björkgren, was one of the very first to try out the new softboxes at his studio. He chose to test the RFi 1×1.3’ and the RFi 1×6’ on model, Kajsalina.
As soon as the softboxes were delivered on his doorstep Tobias set to work on testing them out.
“The images were shot using just the softboxes,” says Tobias. “I wanted to see what the softboxes could do by themselves. I also wanted to play around a little and avoid the most obvious solutions. For instance, the images where the model is wearing a black dress were shot using just the RFi 1×6’ with the Stripmask attached. I wanted an evenly lit image with distinct and interesting shadows, and I think the RFi 1×6’ was a great help in achieving that result. The fact that you can not only slide the softbox back and forth on the head but also turn it 360° is extremely useful. Add the possibility of using the light fall-off and the optional accessories, and you have a wide range of alternatives with just a single softbox!"
“I also did a couple of close-up shots with the same set-up. If you take a closer look at the catch light in her eyes, you can actually see the RFi 1×6’. I think it’s an interesting catch light. It looks a little bit like a cat’s eye, but not so much that it seems silly.” -Tobias Björkgren Via: Profoto.com
“For the final set of images (the ones where the model is wearing a spangle jacket) I used the RFi 1×1.3’ together with an older 2×3’ RF that I have in my studio. The RFi 1×1.3’ is standing in almost the same position as before, just a little bit further back and to the right. The 2×3’ is standing camera left and is used to light up the shadows.” -Tobias Björkgren Via: Profoto.com
If you would like to read more about Tobias's experience with the Profoto RFI softboxes you can check out the full article on Profoto's website.
Also, be sure to check out Tobias's other work on his website: Tobias Björkgren Media
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- Photographer: Tobias Björkgren
- Model: Kajsalina Kohlberg
- Makeup & Hair: Karolina Danielson
- Stylist: Camilla Nilsson
- Lighting Assistant & BTS: Gordon Andersson
- Assistant: Linda Jansdotter