shootKL

Come join us at shootKL!

Following the tremendous successes of shootSIN in the past years, we are pleased to announce that our annual shoot_event will happen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year.

shootKL will feature speakers: Urs Recher (Switzerland), Sails Chong (China), Awamu Moja (Luxembourg), Eric Dinardi (Indonesia), Tengku Azri (Malaysia) and Mezame (Singapore). They will be sharing with us their experiences, stories, techniques and tricks of the trade over the course of two days.

When and where will shootKL be held ?
Date:  Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2019
Time:  10am – 6.00pm
Venue:  DPAC, Damansara Performing Arts Centre
Address:  H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Tickets:  Book here

Early Bird Tickets- Register BY 31/5/2019
RM260 – shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 19
RM165 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 19

Standard Tickets – Register AFTER 31/5/2019
RM300 – Standard Ticket: shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 19
RM195 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 19

This event is organised by Broncolor Malaysia Sdn Bhd with support from Eizo.

Eizo


Post shootKL photography workshop

SAILS CHONG Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dates:  Mon, 1st July 2019 |  Tues, 2nd July, 2019
Time:  Mon, 9:00am – 7:00pm | Tues, 9:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Q Event Space
Address: Qliq Damansara Hotel, Level 2, Empire Damansara No.2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


Join China’s top wedding photographer Sails Chong for a 2-Day photography workshop.

As a Brand Ambassador for both Broncolor and Hasselblad, Sails Chong is highly dedicated and constantly striving for perfection in his craft. As an educator, he is meticulous, precise and principled in his teachings. In recent years, he has conducted numerous workshops across China as well as in Singapore, Indonesia and Burma and has proven to be a great inspiration to his students.


Workshop Schedule

Day 1 | Mon, 1st July 2019
Basic Theory & Advanced Theory
Branding & Strategies Indoor Lighting Session

Day 2 | Tues, 2nd July 2019
Outdoor Lighting Session
Image Editing
Critique Session


Workshop Fees 2-Day workshop: USD1500/MYR6300
REGISTER NOW
Enquiries: mybroncolor@gmail.com

*This event is jointly organised by Broncolor Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Dloven Resources.

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Fashion For A Social Cause

On Sunday 14 October, we joined Professional Photographers Association Singapore (PPAS) at Marina South Pier MRT station for a shoot to support Fashion For A Social Cause by Singapore Fashion Runway. The main shooting area for groups was equipped with a Para 177 and two 30 x 180 strip softboxes with Pulso G lamps, while a smaller set-up for individual portraits was equipped with an Octa 150 and Unilite lamp. Participating photographers included Ukay Cheung, Ruth Soh, John Yuen, Aaron Ang, Eujin Goh and Tennant Lim.

BTS photos by SFR founder Eileen Yap.

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Light Shapers – Softboxes

We resume our weekly highlight on Broncolor light shapers with SOFTBOXES in various formats; square, rectangle, strip and Octa. Detailed specifications on each softbox may be found here.

As with our previous post on Reflectors , the constants are as follows;

Camera: Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 240mm LS f/4.5 IF

Exposure: F/11, 1/125s, ISO 50

Lamp: Broncolor Unilite 3200 powered by Scoro 3200 S

The front surfaces of the softboxes were maintained at a distance of 1m from the subject’s face to ensure the comparisons are fair.

The variables are the softboxes and the power level on the Scoro to adjust for the varying intensity of the light. The Scoro S power level ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 with every round number being halve of the next; eg. 10.0 = 3200 J, 9.0 = 1600 J, 8.0 = 800 J, etc.

We strongly recommend that you view the images below on a calibrated monitor instead of a mobile device. The differences for most of the images are subtle so the small screens may not display them accurately. Although the shots were taken tethered through Capture One, none of the images has been edited in any way.

We start off with comparison groupings by the softbox categories.

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We realize the differences are incredibly subtle and the results of these demonstrations are not sufficient for most photographers to form definitive conclusions upon. Hence, we will conduct more demonstrations over the next few weeks to further present the unique characteristics of each softbox. This will include half body portraits and various angles of light source to show relativity between softbox sizes and light coverage.

To be continued…

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Light Shapers – Reflectors

As a photographer, selecting a light shaper can be an incredibly daunting process. Softbox or beauty dish? Grid or without? If gridded, how big? Over the next few weeks, we will demonstrate how light behaves with each group of light shapers; reflectors, softboxes, parabolic, beauty dish, etc. The objective here is not to compare which is better, but rather to present what each reflector can do for you and how they can be effectively utilized in your photographic project.

We kick off the series with the following reflectors (click for more specifications from our website); Standard – this comes bundled with Siros L lamps, P-Travel , P70 , P65 , P50 , and P45.  The setup is simple;

Basic Reflector lighting diagram

The constant factors are as follows;

Camera: Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8

Exposure: F/11, 1/125s, ISO 50

Lamp: Broncolor Unilite 3200 powered by Scoro 3200 S

The lamp is positioned 1.2m away from the subject (yours truly) who is 1.2m from the background.

The only variables are the reflectors and the power level on the Scoro to adjust for the varying intensity of the light. The Scoro S power level ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 with every round number being halve of the next; eg. 10.0 = 3200 J, 9.0 = 1600 J, 8.0 = 800 J, etc.

For reflectors with grids (P70, P65 and P45), we kept the power levels constant through the three grade (fine, medium and coarse) so you are able to see the differences objectively.

We strongly recommend you view the images below on a proper, calibrated monitor instead of a mobile device. The differences for most of the images are subtle so the small screens may not display them accurately. Although the shots were taken tethered through Capture One, none of the images has been edited in any way.

Look at how the light transitions from highlight to shadow, light spills (look at the background), and note the power levels required to achieve the optimal exposure. Eg. P-Travel and P70 looks almost identical, but the former required 0.2 less power. However, the P-Travel does not allow for honeycomb grid attachments, so that’s something to consider for your needs. The power levels are an indication of how you can use the reflector under varying conditions; eg. the P45 has a longer throw so it may be ideal for lighting subjects from a longer distance.

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Here are the P45, P65 and P70 with honeycomb grids attached.20180925_BASIC REFLECTORS_P4520180925_BASIC REFLECTORS_P6520180925_BASIC REFLECTORS_P70

As mentioned above, this is not a review of each reflector and we invite you to form your own conclusions and opinions on the above comparisons.

Next week, we shall do the same demonstration with softboxes.

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Nikon Experiential Event at Plaza Singapura

At the Nikon Experiential event on 27th and 28th September 2018, photographers Elliot Lee and Ee Tong conducted demonstration sessions with the new Nikon Z 7 using Broncolor lights.

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Elliot Lee prepping his setup.

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Elliot demonstrated Nikon’s focus stacking feature.

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Ee Tong presenting her body of work.

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Dance photography demonstration.

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Fujifilm Workshop with Ivan Joshua Loh

Broncolor Singapore was invited to support a Fujifilm photography workshop by Ivan Joshua Loh at a top secret location on Saturday 22 September 2018. The casual, fun-filled workshop garnered about 40 attendees who were eager to shoot models Dwayne and Jasline in a location filled with vintage cars, pinball machines, dentist chairs, and loads of amazing antique treasures. Also in attendance to support the workshop were representatives from Capture One, Eizo and Wacom to demonstrate their products in a workflow.

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A New Hope

I wanted a practice session with the Broncolor lighting system and I just happened to have a lightsaber prop on my desk. Shiny, reflective surfaces are relatively challenging to shoot well, and I was certainly looking to be challenged. So here’s what I did;

The concept was to produce an image that looks like it could belong in a glossy advertising material for lightsabers. I envisioned it to showcase the mechanical details on the Graflex with the glass eye as the key focus.

The Graflex replica was clamped upright and I placed a black board behind it as I had planned to add a soft glow on it. My first objective was to achieve a gradient highlight on the left side. I positioned a Unilite 3200 with a 120 x 180 softbox behind the Graflex and angled away towards the camera.

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A diffuser was added in front of the softbox to soften the light and to create the gradient.IMG_20180905_210232_blog-res20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7644

For the second highlight on the other side, I positioned another Unilite with a 30 x 180 softbox to establish a hard highlight.IMG_20180905_181933_blog-res20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7653

To illuminate the middle portion, I used a Siros L with a beauty dish reflector in an elevated position. It was mounted in an offset angle from the centre to create dimension in the glass eye. IMG_20180905_210333_blog-res20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7665

This was looking close to how I had envisioned the image and it’s just missing a soft glow in the back to separate the Graflex from the background. I placed a Pulso G with a P70 reflector and medium honeycomb grid on a chair and directed the light onto the black board. The softness of the glow was adjusted by tuning the Pulso G’s focusing feature. IMG_20180905_210312_blog-res20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7677

Here’s how it looks like with all the lights turned on and the power ratios tweaked.20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7729

The hard hairline running down the middle was caused by the reflection of the C-stand holding the beauty dish, so I placed a large black card against the C-stand to block the reflection. Then, as I checked the image at 100% crop, I found a blue lint on the slotted head rivet. It must have gotten snagged when I wiped the Graflex with a microfibre cloth.Screen Shot 2018-09-17 at 3.06.03 PM

The lint was removed with tape and I snapped the definitive shot. The image was processed in Capture One 11 to clean up dust spots, enhance the glass eye, and other general adjustments. Here’s the final image;20180905_ANH GRAFLEX7754

The camera I shot with was a Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Trichromatic with a Schneider Kreuznach LS 150mm f/2.8 lens.

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A little more than a week left to get your Early Bird Tickets! 2-Day Ticket - RM260 (usual: RM300) 1-Day Ticket - RM165 (usual: RM195) shootKL attendees are also eligible for special rates for a 2-day workshop by @sails_chong ! For details and registration, click the link on our profile.
Getting high with Phase One. #Repost @aircamse (@get_repost) ・・・ #phaseonedrone #aircamteam #aircamraw #phaseone #phaseonephoto #denmark🇩🇰 #oldbts #bts #droneshots #aircamdenmark #dronephotography @patrikjohall @andreasnilssondop @craftsportswear #dronefashion #yesitsagoprointhegimbalaswell
Tengku Azri (https://www.tengkuazri.com/) is an award winning Portrait and Wedding Photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Known more famously as “T.A” , he is Founder and Art Director of Dloven Group. T.A has won awards from international competitions such as Wedding Portrait Photography International (WPPI) & Professional Photographer Asia Community (PPAC). Charismatic and highly motivated, T.A is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer for Malaysia and has conducted photography workshops both locally and abroad. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and speaker lineup, go to https://shootkl.com or use the link on our profile. Date: Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2019 Time: 10am – 6.00pm Venue: DPAC, Damansara Performing Arts Centre Address: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Parking is available at the basement and nearby buildings. Enquiries: mybroncolor@gmail.com Ticket Prices: Early Bird Tickets- Register BY 31/5/2019 RM260 – shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 2019 RM165 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 2019 Standard Tickets – Register AFTER 31/5/2019 RM300 – Standard Ticket: shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 2019 RM195 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 2019 Registration link in our profile. See you there!
Sails Chong will be at #shootKL2019 on 29th & 30th June, followed by his workshop on 1st & 2nd July. For more information and to register, click the link on our profile. #Repost @sails_chong (@get_repost) ・・・ Sails Chong's indoor BTS. A commercial shooting for Chow Tai Fook
Eric Dinardi is a commercial photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia who is passionate about his craft. He is also a Creative Lighting Class Instructor at PiArt School in Jakarta, Indonesia. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and speaker lineup, go to https://shootkl.com. Date: Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2019 Time: 10am – 6.00pm Venue: DPAC, Damansara Performing Arts Centre Address: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Ticket Prices: Book here: http://bit.ly/2PrgKzn or click on the link on our profile Early Bird Tickets- Register BY 31/5/2019 RM260 – shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 2019 RM165 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 2019 Standard Tickets – Register AFTER 31/5/2019 RM300 – Standard Ticket: shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 2019 RM195 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 2019 See you there!
Based in Luxembourg, MOJA is is an outgoing and passionate fashion and beauty photographer who is fluent in many languages: including native African languages, Italian, French, English, and Luxembourgish due to his exposure to diverse communities while growing up. These cross cultural experiences have a great impact on his artistic pursuit in photography. “...I always hope that the stories behind fashion and culture can be conveyed in my photos with very contrasting cross-cultural symbols.” says MOJA. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com. DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER ENDING 31ST MAY!
Urs Recher (Switzerland) Urs Recher is the head Photographer and Consultant at Bron Elektronik AG, Switzerland. He had been with the company since 1998 and plays a major role in Broncolor’s product development. An expert in light shaping, Urs is the author of “Lighting Architecture” and is famous for his educational videos from Broncolor. Urs is a very experienced instructor and has spent the past few decades educating students all over the world on lighting fundamentals and composition. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com. DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER ENDING 31ST MAY!
Based in Singapore, Mezame is a Cinematic Photography Director who combines fantasy and reality to tell a story through photography and digital composites. A specialist in Capture One, Mezame is a clear, concise and articulate educator who is constantly exploring new inspirations and ways to teach photography. He has conducted many well-received photography and digital imaging workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com. DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER ENDING 31ST MAY!
Tengku Azri is an award winning Portrait and Wedding Photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Known more famously as “T.A” , he is Founder and Art Director of Dloven Group. T.A has won awards from international competitions such as Wedding Portrait Photography International (WPPI) & Professional Photographer Asia Community (PPAC). Charismatic and highly motivated, T.A is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer for Malaysia and has conducted photography workshops both locally and abroad. See him at #shootKL happening on 29th and 30th June 2019. For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com. DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER ENDING 31ST MAY!
We are proud to partner with @tengku_dloven to bring the legendary @sails_chong on his first trip to Kuala Lumpur! During his workshop on 1st & 2nd July, he will cover Basic & Advanced Theory, Branding & Strategies, Indoor & Outdoor Lighting, and many more. Venue: Q Event Space Address: Qliq Damansara Hotel L2, Empire Damansara No.2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com/workshops
Following the tremendous successes of shootSin in the past years, we are pleased to announce #shootKL2019 on 29th and 30th June! In addition, we are partnering with @tengku_dloven to bring you the legendary @sails_chong who will conduct a 2-day workshop on 1st and 2nd July covering Basic & Advanced Theory, Branding & Strategies, Indoor & Outdoor Lighting techniques, etc. For more information and registration, go to https://shootkl.com/. Don't miss the Early Bird Ticket special ending 31st May! #shootKL
Scenes from the Advanced Workshop for Printing last week with @fotomaniac. Thank you to all the attendees including those who flew in from Jakarta and Surabaya! #printisnotdead
Set-up done for the 2-day Advanced Printmaking workshop starting tomorrow! Amusingly, we geeked out when Canon generously loaned us their flagship XEED 4K600STZ laser projector. Apparently there are only 2 units in the region!
See Marc's story and his gorgeous #PhaseOne IQ4 #achromatic 150MP monotone images on Phase One's blog. "It’s really like loading black & white film – you make the choice before you head out in the field." #Repost @marc_koegel (@get_repost) ・・・ Tree with foggy mountain. Lofoten, Norway. @phaseonephoto just published a story about my recent trip to Lofoten and Senja and this is the lead image 😊 I received my #iq150 #achromatic Back just in time and this 10 day trip gave me a great opportunity to put it through its paces. Article can be found by following the link in my bio. Thank you for viewing my work! . . . #blackandwhite_art #bw_planet #bnw_planet #blackandwhite #bnw_planet_2019 #bnw_soul #slowphotography #norway #norwaytree #lofotensecret #lofotenhiglights #lofotenislands #lofoten #bnw_magic #b3k #big_shotz_bw #big_shotz_bnw #big_shotz_travel #ig_shotz_bw #bnw_planet_2019 #ig_shotz_trees #bnw_awards #phaseonephoto #blackandwhiteisworththefight #bnw_empire #fineartzone #bnw_legit
When it comes to quality lighting, we don't monkey around. #broncolor #broncolorMove #broncolorpara133 #Repost @ivanjoshualoh (@get_repost) ・・・ Sometime I do wildlife portraiture. One light is all I need. . . . #x100F #wildlife #wildlifephotography #gorrilla #fujfilm_northamerica #fujifilm_id #fujifilmsg #fujifilm_global #fujifilmme #fujifilmjp_x #fujifilmx_uk #Fujifilmeu #fujifilmfrance #fujifilm_sa #fujifilmph #fujifilmx_au #fujifilm_bahrain #fujifilmxworld_pt #fujifilmx_us #fujixseriesclubthailand #fujifanboys #fujifilmx_us #fujifilmjp_x #hawparvilla #broncolor #broncolorPara

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