2 EASY SETUPS WITH GRIDS
How To Start With Grids? To help you get started with grids, here are two easy setups for you to recreate.
WHAT IS A GRID?
Those who have tried grids can just not live without it. Learn more about them and choose the one you must have.
CATCH THE FEELING OF YOUR MODEL
The secret of a good photoshoot is to catch the feelings of your subject, to get a special connection with your model. Learn why this is so important.
HOW TO BEAT THE SUN
I tell my friends, an ELB 400 is enough to overpower the sun, along with the use of Hi-Sync. I hear them laughing, "It will never work" they say.
THE PROTEC BAG SERIES
Chose the best bags to take care of you and your gear. Learn more about the Elinchrom ProTec line.
THE PROTEC ROLLING CASE
With the ProTec Rolling Case, you are able to carry almost anything you need as a photographer on location. Learn more about this great big bag.
THE LITEMOTIV ON LOCATION
Photographer Mark Cleghorn takes out one of the most famous light shapers in the Elinchrom range. Check out how you can use the Litemotiv 190 Softbox on location.
OUTDOOR FLASH - ADVANCED
Learn and explore the possibility of triggering in Hi-Sync mode with the Skyport Plus HS while using light-shapers on location.
THE BLUE ROOM
Check out the story behind Marc Weiler's breathtaking image. A photo taken inside the first Speed Ride track through a natural Ice Tunnel!
SURFING NORTHERN LIGHTS
In their quest to lit incredible scenaries, 2 photographers teamed up to work on Earth’s greatest light show. Learn how this incredible project came together.
CAPTURE NATURAL BEAUTY
Photographer Felix Kunze discusses his incredible Icelandic wilderness adventure. Read on to find out why the ELB 400 and the Sekonic Litemeter make perfect travel companions.
WHAT UMBRELLA DO I NEED?
Umbrellas are the go-to tool every photographer should own. Easy to use, portable, extremely light weight and affordable with great results.
What if you were able to place light wherever your mind wanted to? Photographer David Robinson followed his vision and attached an ELB 400 to a drone in a visionary MTB photo shoot!
THE PROTEC LOCATION BAG
The ProTec Location Bag is the perfect alternative to a trolley and to your regular camera bag. Learn more about this perfect strobist bag.
I SHOT A HORSE
"The Elinchrom Hi-Sync system is the ultimate solution for a photoshoot like this. It enables to get a complete control over the ambient light". - Geert Langelaan
OUTDOOR FLASH - THE BASICS
Why using outdoor flash? Learn how to start easily with flash photography on location.
BEHIND THE RED BULL ACADEMY
6 Red Bull photographers attended the Red Bull Photography Academy workshops held by 8 other photographers who acted as trainers, empowering them to think outside the box and go beyond limits.
D-LITE RX TO GO - FIRST SETUP
This video will show you the complete content of a D-Lite RX To Go Set and how TO proceed with your first Setup. From mounting a Softbox on your unit to connect a Skyport Transmitter.
THE INDIRECT LITEMOTIV VIDEO
The Indirect Litemotiv Softbox range is the industry standard for any location and studio photographer who is looking for the best. Check out the video of this classic range of Elinchrom light shapers.
"With flash, I can easily turn a poor place into an epic scene” - Photographer Bram Berkien captures cinematic images in a gym environment.
THE LITEMOTIV SOFTBOX VIDEO
The Litemotiv Softboxes are perfect for the detail-oriented photographer, who demands optimum results. Check out the video of this amazing light shaper.
THE BIRTH OF AN ELC PRO HD
”I wanted to create a tribute to the ELC Pro HD, because it's such a great tool." - John Wilhelm experiments yet again with his latest Elinchrom purchase.
HOW TO SHOOT IN HI-SYNC?
Learn how to shoot Studio & Location in Hi-Sync with a Skyport Plus HS and check out the results as Joe Brady goes in-depth using this exciting feature.
USING THE SEKONIC LIGHTMETER
Explore 4 different lighting styles using the Sekonic 478DR Elinchrom lightmeter that could benefit both you and your clients.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A MINI SPOT LITE
"In food photography, power is very important. But it is equally important to have the possibility to adjust the power to your needs.” - Robertas Daskevicius
DUST & SPLASH WITH Hi-SYNC
German photographer Willi Nothers took the ELB 400 for an unusual outdoor BMX photoshoot with dust and splashes.
A BURNING MAN STYLE PHOTOSHOOT
A burning man inspired photoshoot with a human moving studio in the desert. This is a project worth looking at.
THE SEKONIC LIGHTMETER FEATURES
Learn more about all the features available on the Sekonic Lightmeter for Elinchrom Skyport wireless system and EL flash units.
FREEDOM WITH HI-SYNC
Follow photographer Nadir Khan's experience and enjoy the Skyport HS transmitter with its Hi-Sync technology.
THE ELB 400 IN INDONESIA
The ELB 400 is easy to carry around, along with the light stand, head and softbox. Peter shot these photographs during the rain season in Indonesia.
THE SONY SKYPORT HS IN GRAVITY
Elinchrom asked John Wilhelm a few questions regarding his experiences with the newly released Skyport Plus HS for Sony.
REBECCA BATHORY BTS
”It was absolutely freezing and one of the windiest days I have experienced. I was shooting using the ELB 400 battery pack which made the drama I wanted for this shoot.” - Rebecca Bathory
WHAT IS HI-SYNC?
Want to get started with Hi-Sync photography and sync your flash faster than 1/200th of a second? Understand why this technology opens up a new world of possibilities!
HOW TO MOUNT A ROTALUX SOFTBOX
In this video, we'll show how easy it is to complete the deed in just a minute!
ANDY GOTTS INTERVIEW
"When looking for a replacement or an alternative to the heads, I stumbled over Elinchrom and from then on I was hooked." - Andy Gotts
ACTION WEDDING WITH THE ELB 400
A cliffside wedding with the Elinchrom ELB 400. Renowned adventure photographer Tom Bol took the ELB 400 on location to photograph a cliffside wedding.
STUDIO FLASH - FIRST SETUPS
Low-key, Mid-key and High-key: 3 fundamental lighting setups. An introduction to your first studio setups.
NORMAL OR SPEED MODE?
With the Skyport system, there is an option to use Speed Mode or the Normal mode of the transmitter. This might be confusing, but here at the basics.
LIGHT SHAPERS FOR THE ELB 400
The Quadra Reflector Adapter MK-II allows access to the entire Elinchrom system of light shapers. This adapter snaps onto the Quadra flash head and uses the normal rotating collar mount.
RIDE THE LIGHT WITH HI-SYNC
Whatever you're shooting, the Skyport Plus HS opens up a whole new world of lighting.
THE FS30 IN THE FIELD
Doing an outdoor photoshooting with a fresnel spot can be quite unique. On top of that, if you add heavy wind and rain, the end-result can be full of contrast.
HOW TO SETUP Hi-SYNC (HS) MODE
Read more about how to setup the Hi-Sync feature to get the best from your Skyport Plus HS.
ART, CRAFT & PASSION
Anthony tries to capture expressions and freeze in a split second an individual’s personal feelings. For Anthony, photography is an art, a craft, but above all, it’s his passion.
WHAT HEAD FOR YOUR ELB 400
With the ELB 400, you have 3 different flash heads, let us explain the differences between the various flash heads offered for the most portable battery pack you’re about to use.
FLASH A WINGSUIT FLIER
"Being suspended beneath the pilot, having the wingsuiter flying close by and fire the flash properly. You must really trust the pilot and the wingsuiter." - Tristan Shu
GOING REMOTE WITH STROBES
Adventure Photographer Michael Clark shares his experience & strategies for success when taking strobes into the most remote and inhospitable environments.
STUDIO FLASH FOR STARTERS
If you are an amateur photographer, this is the video to introduce you to studio flash photography.
"I was curious to know whether the use of a professional flash head could influence the quality of my pictures compared to my previous work." - Matt Palace - iso1200.com
WE SHALL REMEMBER
"The Rotalux Octa was the main power horse, I'm so grateful to this modifier, the light that comes out of this is just beautifully soft and the rapid assembly system to unpack was a blessing." - Louis Amore
RED BULL VELODUX 2015
"Let me start by telling you that the Skyport Plus HS will change your life if you shoot anything that moves faster than a shuffle." - David Robinson
HS - HSS? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
HyperSync, HSS, Hi-Sync, all these flash techniques are misunderstood. Let’s overview these technics to shoot at shutter speeds higher than the standard flash sync speed of DSLR cameras.
THE HI-SYNC EXPERIENCE
"Whether or not this product is "game-changer", I leave to the masses to decide." Read Michael Clark's experience using the new Skyport Plus HS with Hi-sync feature.
GUEULES DU RUGBY
What more natural than bringing the ELB 400 into the Scrum when you have to take portraits of rugby players. Philippe Echaroux shares his experience in the making of "Gueules du Rugby”, a book including forceful faces and fun.
THE FS30 FRESNEL STORY
"Sometimes you just see it and you know this is the modifier you love!" - Frank Doorhof
BUILD & SHAPE WITH AUDREY
"Rendering the world as we can already see it does not really interest me." Drawings, makeup, retouching, lights, most of the time, Audrey Piguet's compositions are made from scratch.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON BTS
"The Litemotiv 120 has a real advantage here; it gives enough scope to shoot a full-length image within the same setup, which is a vital element when you need to work quickly." - Christian Ammann
USING THE LITEMOTIV 190
"Shadow is just as important as light", was the first thing he mentioned when we asked Anoush Arbar to describe the light that the Litemotiv projects.
WHAT IS A DEFLECTOR?
The 4 Piece Deflector Set is a unique accessory which changes the effect of your light modifiers.
THE ELB 400 ROUNDUP
ELB 400 or Ranger Quadra? What is the difference? Read the in-depth review through the capabilities of the ELB 400.
TOUR DE FRANCE PHOTO
Instead of mounting your bike and setting off in discovery of the country, you load up your photo equipment as you visit France. Elinchrom joined the ride!
THE LIVING LIGHT
For the release of our new Indirect Softbox series, the Indirect Litemotiv, we were looking for a great fashion photographer. A photographer with a vision of something special and different.
THE QUEEN OF HUSKIES
"My assistant had to be able to hold the flash in his hands and follow me everywhere an entire day. The ELB 400 is the perfect tool for these kinds of delicate conditions" - Anoush Abrar
"I bought two of them and it didn’t take long before I got myself another pair. I’m new to Elinchrom and I absolutely love my ELC Pro HDs." - Olle Bengtsson
"Ever since I first started playing with Hypersync I have dreamed of being able to overpower daylight and light up a surfer on a wave from a far distance." - Michael Clark
THE LITEMOTIV IN ACTION
"My dilemma was figuring out how to combine soft lighting with a clear sense of direction, and the Litemotiv allowed me to do exactly that." - Anoush Abrar
BATTERY PACK TRAVELLING
"When I know I’m shooting in bright daylight, the Quadra system is a great bit of kit. I know I can control the light in situations where Speedlight’s simply would not have enough guts" - Nadir Khan
HYPERSYNC ICE CLIMBING
"I don’t think there is any other strobe on the market that has the power and the ability to overpower daylight as the Ranger Hypersync setup did that day." - Michael Clark
THE ELB 400 ON STAGE
The Bunos Team did some very funny pictures for the new ELB 400. Have a look at it here!
FASHION WITH CHRISTIAN
"I use the ELC Pro HD, they are the most reliable workhorses I have ever used!" - Christian Ammann
VINTAGE CAR SHOOT
"Start simple. Go big. This is my lighting mantra I repeat every time I go to a shoot." - Tom Bol
FROM DREAMS TO REALITY
"I was laughing uncontrollably on the first pass. Just watching the ELC Pro HD going off at 10 frames a second was better than any college disco moment I could remember!" - Tom Bol
COMPOSITING WITH JOHN
"When I entered the compositing genre I realised: One has to master light if you want to obtain convincing results!" - John Wilhelm
"The product is easy-to-use, gone are the studio lights which could scare you with their complexity" - Philippe Echaroux
"It makes an incredible difference if you can have complete faith in your gear. It takes a load off of your mind and lets you focus on your ideas." - Tristan Shu