Shooting with the Profoto B10 AirTTL Flash kit

Ok firstly, the Profoto B10 AirTTL flash kit is really expensive and not many of us have that kind of money to buy them, including myself. Im been lucky enough to build a relationship and use this lighting system thanks to ProfotoZA. Why are they so expensive and are they worth it? The answer is Definitely.

Ive had a lot of experience working with off camera flash systems, going back to my assisting days of working with huge bulky old school packs that need to be plugged into main power source. Not too say these are bad, often these produce the best light source and are extremely beneficial when working in studio.

My work mainly requires me to be on location and this means limited amount of gear (or what ever I can carry on myself). The Profoto B10 kit is perfect this type of work as they are battery powered and the flash head is a small package which only weighs 1.5kg and fits into my main camera backpack.

Each head is 250 w Flash, with 400 full power flashes on a single battery charge. This is enough the use in sunlight as a fill flash and work with the sun as your main light source. They are also Compatible with OCF Light Shapers which is incredible for location work giving you options to use various lighting shaping modifiers. In this shoot I used the OCF 2' Octa softbox as my main light in the front and one Profoto zoom reflector at the back to backlight the water splash and separate it from the dark background. A simple two light setup and is effortless to setup.

The Profoto B10 AirTTL flash also has a Built-in 2500 Lumen flicker-free Video light with adjustable 3000K - 6000K colour temperature which is unbelievable for video as well as creative lighting techniques for stills photography.

Gear used: Sony a7iii body, Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F4, Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS G

Camera settings for splash shot: 2500sec | F4 | ISO 200

Profoto gear: 2x Profoto B10 AirTTL flash, OCF 2' Octa, zoom reflector

Athlete: Mariella Sawyer - Triathlete

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