Kiteboarding Test Shoot by Patrick Hall
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Kiteboarding Test Shoot

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14mm · f/7.1 · 1/200s · ISO 1250
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July 7, 2014 - 8:43pm
July 7, 2014 - 11:33pm

Testing out the new Profoto B1 battery heads. This was shot with 2 500W heads about 50 feet away from me on shore (camera in under water housing). Equivalent to about 8 speedlights at full power :)

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Anonymous's picture

That face though :)

Dylan Patrick's picture

epic shot, love that it lit the kite too

Amazing ...How the flashes has been positioned ?

Patrick Hall's picture

For this shot I was testing the range of the Profoto B1s. I had 4 of them on light stands on shore blasting full power into the ocean with just reflector dishes. They were about 100 feet away so the spread of light was pretty good as you can see the kite and the rider are both lit which is pretty rare in this sport. The tricky part was even with 4 B1s (which is 2 stops more than a single B1), I still had to shoot at sunset with only a 20 min window of acceptable exposure. Basically it was very very tough

Nasser Ali's picture

Looks like Lee :D Well done