Setti Video (German)

Clever German photographer, Ralph Man, has put together a brilliant video on the 28″ Mola Setti. The action starts at 0:24.
He talks about the Setti, its light characteristics and shows a comparison between it and using a softbox.

Although this video is in German, you can still get an idea of what he is talking about from the behind-the-scenes and his final images.

Ralph runs professional workshops in Germany on lighting and photography. Check out his workshop website here. Another of his videos can be seen by clicking the ‘filme’ link on the above workshop site.

Mola spotted: Canada’s Next Top Model

Spotted!

This time we see the 28″ Mola Setti used for the tv-series of Canada’s Next Top Model.This shoot was from Episode 2 of the 3rd cycle of the programme. One of the girl’s first shoots in the program. The models were photographed individually in a controlled environment and compositioned in for the below group shot. The shooting was done in studio at S1 Studios in Canada.

and some closeups…

further images are found at this gallery from CNTM website.

Mola spotted: Flare Fashion Magazine

Spotted!

The 43.5″ Mola Mantti was used for the following Flare Fashion Magazine covers, and editorial shoots inside.

The host of Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance, Leah Miller, graces the cover below!

a behind-the-scenes video of the above Cover is linked below – click the image.

and a few pages from the same issue also using the 43.5″ Mola Mantti…

also check out a behind-the-scenes video of the flare shoot below… (courtesy of S1 TV )

Tip: Case it!

Although the Mola’s are built like a ‘brick outhouse‘, there is still good reason to keep them cased, especially if you use them on-location.

Here are some casing options:

Versa Flex – Demi, Setti, Euro & Mantti cases
Tenba Aircases
Lightware
Treekeeperbag – soft christmas Wreath storage bags – 24, 36, 48″ varieties.

The smaller dishes can often fit standard Drum cases (as in the boom boom tish drums). They are available in hardcases and your local music store might have some larger, second-hand ones lying around. Buy new from Gator cases, SKB cases etc. Larger dishes – 28″+ you’ll have to search for the marching bass drum cases.

Links: Beauty dish related

Here is some excellent, informative articles on the use of a beautydish, including diagrams and resulting images. While not all mention the Mola range of products, each article is excellent on gaining an understanding on the look and unique characteristics a beautydish gives.

This list will be added to over time, so bookmark this post!
Mola-light.com – Bobbi Lane Beauty Dishes
PrettyGirlShooter.blogspot.com – My Mola Love Affair (warning NSFW site)

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