Unique Capture and Lighting Integration from Phase One and Profoto

COPENHAGEN and STOCKHOLM, June 17, 2013 — Phase One and Profoto announced that their technical collaboration has produced an unprecedented integration of simultaneous image capture and light control.

Now photographers can link their Profoto studio light to the aperture or ISO settings of their DSLR or medium format camera system. While shooting tethered in Capture One Pro, any changes to the aperture on the camera will cause the light intensity of the studio light to automatically compensate an equivalent f-stop. For example, if the photographer switches from f/8 to f/5.6, the light will drop one f-stop, so that the image is not overexposed. The solution lets photographers easily define which groups of lights should be included in the linking, making it a powerful and flexible work tool.

“Capture One Pro was designed to satisfy the needs of professional photographers,” said Henrik O. Håkonsson, CEO & President, Phase One. “Our collaboration with Profoto and the success of our capture and lighting integrations offer unprecedented lighting control during capture. This solution is especially great for portrait photographers who want to vary their depth of field; they can just turn the aperture dial and the light intensity will follow to ensure the right exposure.”

Anders Hedebark, CEO, Profoto added: “Since our initial capture and lighting integration projects with Phase One, photographers have encouraged us to do more in this area. Capture One Pro is a great platform from which to empower our customers with better tools to manage their professional light gear.”

Two years ago, the companies announced their first image capture and light control integration solution available in Capture One Pro 6. It provided remote access for wireless control of Profoto lighting equipment from within the Capture One application.

Availability and Pricing

The new image capture and lighting integration solution is available now for Mac OS. It requires Capture One Pro 7.1.2 or Capture One DB (digital back) 7.1.2 or later and a Profoto Studio plugin for Capture One. The Capture One software is available from Phase One at http://www.phaseone.com/software or from one of its authorized dealers. The Profoto Studio plugin download is available at http://www.profoto.com/capture-one.

The solution works with all Profoto lights with built-in Air Remote Control. For a list of compatible cameras please refer to: http://www.phaseone.com/camerasupport

John Hryniuk and the War of 1812

by Colleen Smith

This is an important year in Canadian history commemorating the bicentennial of The War of 1812.  There are many activities and events across Canada celebrating 200 years of peace including battle re-enactments in period dress.  Celebrations honouring troops who fought in the 32 month war will continue until 2015.   Photographer John Hyrniuk shares his experience through images of battle re-enactments from this past summer.

 

When Zoomer magazine originally approached John with the idea of shooting the War of 1812 re-enactment they wanted him on the battlefield with his gear. They soon realized they couldn’t get John on the field while the actors were doing their work, and they dropped the concept. Not to shy away from a challenge, John decided to head out on his own and shoot for himself. Armed with his Canon 5D MK II, the EF 85mm f1.2L (his favourite lens), a Profoto Pro 7B pack and head with small softbox, he set out to various locations across Ontario where these battles were being “fought” over the course of the summer.

 

A self-taught photographer shooting professionally sine 2002, John likes to photograph the unusual and the quirky – usually celebrity lookalikes. The war re-enactment and its colourful characters fit right in to his photographic philosophy.

 

I asked John which of the many portraits he captured over the summer was his favourite, he answered without thought “The kid with the Bugle”. Why?

“I don’t know…I just like it, it’s one of those pictures that captures the moment well, the setting, the expression”

“I don’t like to have the people just standing there, it’s more interesting if they are doing something”

 

When he finished this project he went back to Zoomer with his photographs, and though they weren’t images captured on the battlefield, Zoomer Magazine was more than happy with the portraits John captured. They can be seen in their September issue.

 

You can find more of John’s work on his website www.johnhryniuk.com and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnHryniukPhotography