This video could very well be titled “An Epic Struggle Between the Wind and a Photographer’s Assistant,” because that’s exactly what it was. German photographers Flash Bros. were trying to shoot some portraits when the elements decided to play spoilsport. The wind threatened to blow away both the assistant and softbox he was holding:
Even with a medium heavy strobe—a Profoto B1 500 TTL with a Profoto 2’ Octa softbox—the assistant found it tough to manage.
He can be seen desperately fighting the elements as he tried to keep the strobe and the softbox aimed at the subject.
Despite the struggle the final results were surprisingly good. As you can see for yourself above, the image is sharp and nicely done.
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