Gear Check: Elinchrom ELB 400 + HS Head – Unboxing

I’ve just added the new Elinchrom ELB 400 and Skyport HS trigger to my photo kit for portraiture and sports photography work. Let’s take a look inside the box and find out more abut this incredible new piece of technology!

Flash Manufacturers, You’re Doing It All Wrong – Profoto B1

A few weeks ago lighting specialists Profoto put out a teaser on their website that something big was coming, something new.  Could it be…..?  Was a major flash manufacturer finally going to deliver what I’ve been waiting for…….?  In a word; no. Profoto announced the B1 Air 500.  Essentially a D1 with a li-ion battery in it and TTL capabilities.  It certainly seems to have caught people’s attention judging by all the e-mails I’ve gotten about it. First I have to talk about the TTL which they proudly put at centre stage.  What photographer who spends $2000 on a flash