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    © Ofir Abe

    Midburn

    A Burning Man Inspired Photoshoot

    Portrait photographer Ofir Abe got creative again in his latest photoshoot!

    Recently, he took his Elinchrom gear to the Negev Desert in Israel to photograph the eclectic Midburn community.

    Inspired by the portrait project conducted by Eric Schwabel in 2011, Ofir wanted to capture the artistic atmosphere of the Israeli event and unique style of its community.

    © Ofir Abe
    Ofir with his Elinchrom gear

    For this photoshoot, Ofir was looking for a “single contraption that could hold all the power” and “be spread wide enough to obtain efficient and beautiful lighting” in his portraits.

    His challenge was also to find robust equipment, one that could sustain the harsh weather conditions (dust, sandy winds and sun).

    With his friend Ben Saar, a very capable engineer in spirit, Ofir started looking for conceptual ideas on setting up his equipment. He decided to use the ELB 400 unit, alongside the older version, the Quadra Ranger packs with the HS heads.

    He carried his units on his Lowpro bag and added two aluminium frame rods on each side of the bag to carry two Rotalux strip softboxes softboxes (see below).

    © Oleg Balzanov
    The ManStudio
    © Oleg Balzanov

    The original set up enabled Ofir to be seen from afar by the locals and get the attention needed to photograph the Midburn community.

    In addition, his set up was comfortable enough to shoot all day, whilst safely protecting his units.

    © Ofir Abe

    Midburn™ is an Official Burning Man Regional Event inspired and guided by the Ten Principles of Burning Man. Burning Man® is a registered trademark of Decommodification LLC and Burning Man Project, which are not affiliated with and do not endorse Elinchrom.

    Ofir's To Go Set

    • ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GO

      ELB 400 HI-SYNC TO GON° 10418.1

      Hi-Sync allows you to use your DSLR* camera at up to 1/8000s shutter speeds and still synchronise your flash. Ideal to freeze motion for many creative effects and also for controlling ambiant light.

      The new ProTec Location bag safely carries the ELB 400 and accessories, and it can be can customized and reconfigured to fit the equipment.

      The Transmitter is not included. We recommend the Skyport HS, available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic to match your camera.
      *Hi-Sync performance depends on the camera used.

    • Quadra Hybrid

      Quadra HybridN° 10266.1

      This unit recycles to full power in only 2.0 seconds and delivers up to 140 flashes at full power, while offering a 2:1 asymmetrical output to allow fast flash duration with Quadra Action heads. With only 3 kg, this is a very portable solution.

    • ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Canon®

      ELS Transmitter Plus HS for Canon®N° 19366

      This EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is dedicated to Canon camera useres and offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

      It also offers visual flash power and modelling lamp control on the display from the Transmitter for EL-Skyport enabled flash units and group settings. 

      Compatibility

    • Rotalux® Stripbox 35x100 cm

      Rotalux® Stripbox 35x100 cmN° 26180

      This softbox is great for product photography, especially bottles and other round reflectives items. They can also be used for narrower ¾ length portraits and are also widely used to light backgrounds where the length helps avoid fall-off from top to bottom.

      The speed ring is not included and must be ordered separately!

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