Mola spotted: Make Me a Supermodel – Australia

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Multi-awarding winning Australian Photographers, Denis Montalbetti and Gay Campbell of Montalbetti+Campbell did an amazing photoshoot for the first airing of the Australian TV series – Make me a Supermodel.

The huge 3.7m square set was created on the floor, composed of a series of large printed panels, the backgrounds from Gay and Denis’ personal stock libaries. Shooting from an elevated position, the models were directed by Denis and Gay from above as they lay on the background. The photoshoot occured at B2 Studios.

A diffused 43.5″ Mola Mantti was used for these images, and in some images part of the difusion sock was masked to control the spill of the light.

The incredible results:


and some behind the scene’s photos…


Larger images and more behind the scene’s photos can be viewed on their website, www.montalbetticampbell.com.

News: Mola Lumi Bracket

The NEW Mola Lumi tilt bracket was created to mount speedlights / lightweight strobes on the existing 22″ Mola Demi (sold seperately). The bracket mounts on alternative screws of the demi, allowing for easy removal of the interior diffuser. Included with the bracket design is a completely new Lumilux diffuser, specifically optimised for the output of these smaller strobe units to give you the trademark mola-light output.

Photos taken with the Lumi / Demi combo will be added to this blog shortly.

bracket includes a tilt-swivel head and 2 removable coldshoes…

Canon 580ex II speedlight mounted with Pocketwizard Multimax…

the new Lumilux diffuser disc…

Further details over at the Mola website here.

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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

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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

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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.