THE SILVER ANGEL
BY JAROSLAV WIECZORKIEWICZ
We had a lot of fun during this shoot!
I was waiting with this concept for a while. I knew
that I wanted massive wings and that we would be
throwing liquid very fast, very high, and very far.
Originally, we used several different brands of
studio lights – Bowens, Elinchrom, and AlienBees
– and funny enough, we experienced the exact
same problem every time. The flashes produced a
“long tail” of light that couldn’t freeze the fast
moving liquid. We needed to find something really
fast, and there are not many options on the market
– especially at the price point we were looking for.
model: Alena Dubravova
hair/make-up: Sue-Ellen Chohan Thompson
assistants: C. Close, S. Mueller, A. Ziemkiewicz
© Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz 2011
We did a few tests and switched to a completely
new system – Paul C. Buff’s Einstein flash units.
After a number of shoots, I am really impressed.
This is the first light that I have ever worked with
that gives me the feeling that I am in total
control…and I’m a “manual” type of guy.
- Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 flash units (640WS)
- Paul C. Buff CyberSync wireless remotes
- Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium packs
(optional battery packs - one for each flash)
- Paul C. Buff giant foldable softboxes
- London Water Supply H2O
I’d been working with the Elinchrom Rangers for a
while and loved the build quality, but I didn’t like
the cryptic 7-step power scale at all. Now I’ve had
all of my Elinchrom modifiers equipped with
custom speedrings so that they can be used on
my Einstein units instead.
giant foldable softbox
The Einstein units have a unique control panel and
they can be powered from 2.5 Ws all the way up to
640 Ws with a mind-blowing flash duration of
1/13,500 of a second (t.1)! Sweet! If you are
interested in more details you will need to go to
the Paul C. Buff website ( www.paulcbuff.com), but
when I am telling you that this baby is sharp,
believe me – it is!
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Einstein E640 flash
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