I bought myself a new toy yesterday – Always been a “natural” light fan and using reflectors if light wasn’t to my liking. Now I decided to become more pro and at least give a flash system a try. I waited for the “right” weight for quite some time and finally Elinchrom made what I needed. A battery packed – light weight – two guns – small – asymmetric (25 – 400W on one and 8 – 135W on the other with an impressive 1/6000s) and it also have this 20w LED help light that works well. It’s sooo tiny. The batt pack itself weight only about 3.4KG and it’s good for 150 full power flashes. Oh well.. I tried it yesterday and will use it on thursday for the first real assignment where I need it.
I’m thinking now that I might wanna get one of those light meters. I never became friend with one before, I tried several times but somethings missing in my way of handling it. My own method does take some time and it’s not very pro. Test, test, test, look at histogram, test, done.
For the above shot I use only the LED to see how well it works. Think I might use that for future videos.