Beach Photography Lighting Setup Using Profoto B1 Location Kit (with Diagrams)
Last year I was asked by a few people for some beach photography lighting tips. They wanted me to explain my setup for the shoot we did at West Wittering Beach in Sussex. I couldn’t write up anything at the time, so here’s a flashback Friday post with diagrams and finished images.
It’s been so long I’ve forgotten some of the smaller details from the shoot. So the diagrams aren’t as detailed as I’d like them to be. Things like the Profoto B1 settings. But I’m hoping there’s still enough information here to help.
It was the second time we took out the Profoto B1 Location Kit on a shoot. One of the best lighting kits for photography in my opinion. On the day it was extremely windy when we arrived. Almost gale force winds. So we had very little room to manoeuvre in regards to concepts.
But we managed to grab a few decent shots. Even won an award for one of them, which felt great! I’d swallowed a whole load of sand for that particular image, so it was all worth it in the end. :-) Anyway, I digress.
Due to the heavy winds, I decided not to use any modifiers. I only had the Profoto Umbrellas at the time, and they would’ve been blown off the B1 units. I didn’t want to take the risk of one flying off and hurting a member of the public. So the B1’s units were bare. And for all but one image, we kept it as a one light setup for pretty much the same reason.
- Camera: Nikon D810
- Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
- Lighting: Profoto B1 Location Kit. No modifiers.
- Trigger: Profoto Air Remote TTL-N
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↑↑ Obviously not a one light setup. :-)