We are almost ready for our California Milk Workshops next week, but before the take-off we have a quick test on Lighting For Liquids and a bonus sneak peek into the set of our Bamboo Forrest Shoot for The Liquid Series!
In this test we will check that our Einsteins can compete and deliver the same results as a high-end lighting gear…
You can find that video here [click].
While watching it I couldn’t help myself thinking…
“… wait a minute, this can be easily done with our 20-times less expensive lights!”
We’ve replicated the set and like on the reference video set the camera Phase One P65+ with 110 Shneider lens to f/16.
The Fill light is a bare head bounced from the white board at 1/32power and the Main – 22” Silver beauty dish set to 1/16th
As expected in that scenario Einstein delivered an action stopping flash duration T0.1 = 1/10410 of a second!
What’s really cool is that all data you might need while freezing the liquid is displayed on a neat LCD screen at the back of the head.
The results are below, and it wasn’t any surprise that Einstein E640 handled the test effortlessly!
My conclusion and what I am really trying to say here – is that the test like that shootout doesn’t proof anything and I can hardly find it helpful to justify spending over $12000 for just a pack, especially when you realise that this is an equivalent of 24 Einstein heads …
… Dear God! What a crazy set I could lit with that arsenal !?
And that is a perfect punch line!
Companies with that calibre and expensive equipment should know and do much better than this, always try to push the boundary and come up with unbelievable concepts!
Come on! We need a bigger challenge than that!
The Bamboo Forest Shoot for The Liquid Series:
That is how we roll at AurumLight ;-]
You can see a 1 minute BTS sneak peek video at the end of the above Video Response.
While using massive mods, increasing significantly power level and the distance between the lights and the subject we were still able to get a freezing flash duration.
For that Project we used three Einsteins 640 in 2 Giant Strip Softboxes 200x40cm and 64” Paul Buff PLM – Parabolic Light Modifier.
I seriously love the PLM – it provides such an even and efficient beam of light that you can light your subject from a really far away!
It is also affordable which makes it a must-have for me.
Lady In Red…
Thank you for all your emails and requests û we would really like to visit all the places you are suggesting and we will try to do what we can to bring the Milk Workshop to your city.
We are working on the workshop calendar for 2013.
If you would like to get on the Message List please sent us email to: Workshops@AurumLight.com with the City name in the subject line.
We will be sure to drop you a line as soon we will secure the date and the venue. Thank you again for your interest and support!
To the Organizers: If are interested in hosting The Liquid Workshop, please let us know at Workshops@AurumLight.com we will be happy work with you anywhere in the world!
We still have a few seats left for upcoming Milky Event in Los Angeles.
More details HERE>>
Proceed to Booking Page >>
My best regards