Thanks to Tom and Johannes we now have a new website for mola-light.com! It has been a long time in the planning so we are very excited to have the new design land. We will see some new videos and updated information on the Mola range including new accessories.
We also have made a slight change to this blog to fit into the new design. All of the old posts have been kept and some of the images can be clicked to see them larger as the previous blog showed.
Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear brings us some lovely winter images (Australian winter currently) he lensed recently as part of a model’s portfolio build. All the following images were lit with the white 22″ mola demi with stacked central OPAL + PAD diffusers. Either the diffusion sock was used to get some really sort subtle lighting for fill or the white 22″ mola FLXgrid was used for some more angled light.
This time we bring you back to the work of inspirational fashion photographer Emily Soto. In this editorial for Coco Magazine Emily uses a white Mola 28″ Setti diffused with the standard sock. Along with the beautiful images below, is a bts video from the shoot.
A few people have been asking about further information on the new Mola 28″ Sollo. Here is a photo of the new reflector. Here is is pictured with the OPAL glass central deflector which also has the stabiliser rings to hold it securely. These both ship with the Sollo. Like the other larger Molas (28″ and above) it has an integrated handle to secure onto your stand of choice.
We do have stock at Mola Inc, distributors should start to list this item shortly. (E.g. B&H etc)
In this bts video we see Barcelona photographer Pere Larregula shoot with some of the Mola range at the Spanish Llumm studios, courtesy of Innovofoto distribution. At the 3:00 minute mark he talks about his experience with Mola from the shoot. Some stunning results from a talented shooter!
Even if you don’t understand Spanish, its great viewing to see how Pere goes about his shots. In Pere’s blog post from this test shoot,
He mentions how the undulated rippled design of the mola soft lights, produces a more realistic, dimensional light which is less flat than other softlights. Certainly when working with medium format, he can notice a difference in the skin and clothing detail from images produced with the Mola range.
Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear takes a break from his current busy season to shoot some personal fashion work as a collaboration, titled ‘Dark Monsoon’. It was shot in some local rainforest, adding smoke for visual effects and using his white 22″ mola demi (with stacked OPAL and PAD diffusers) as the main light.
“The mola demi really is my go-to location modifier. I can get a really soft diffused look with it, but I can also use my white mola flxgrid and get a harder look from it. Its size and portability really makes it just about the only modifier I use outdoors.”
white mola demi with white mola flxgrid, no sock…
and a grab from a bts video…
white mola demi with white sock…
and the white demi without grid or sock… (stacked)
New Zealand fashion photographer, Fiona Quinn, recently ran a fashion photography workshop.
“This time we explored shooting for different magazine genres and working with new season Winter trends to produce shots that are current and fashion forward. Both shots use simple lighting techniques but produce quite different results.” she says.
here are some final images Fiona provided us with as well as a behind-the-scenes shot of her setup. In this case we see her using a white 28″ Mola Setti.
and her lovely as always results…
and some further shots from the workshop available on her blogpost here from the day.
“Our Workshop on May the 6th is all booked up but if you are interested in a future Workshop get in touch with me through my website contact form and I will send you all the information and let you know when the next one is. We may run one more before Winter sets in otherwise it will likely be later in the year.
You get to meet my amazing team and learn how to create a successful fashion shoot from start to finish.”