Mola spotted: Serena off-court

Spotted!

Celebrity photographer John Russo shoots Serena Williams with a Mola. Actual capture time was around 5 mins for the shot, the lighting setup beforehand around an hour. A brilliant example of being prepared for your clients. Serena’s response to the image captured? “The client loved the shot”
Make sure you check out John’s website: www.johnrussophoto.com.

visit the imaginginfo.com article here for info on the shoot.

Mola user: Nancy Brown

Spotted!

In Nancy Brown‘s new photography book – ‘People Photography: Capturing Lifestyle for Art & Stock‘ we spot a 33.5″ Mola Euro in use!
Mola’s are not just for model-ly fashion photos, master photographer Nancy proves they are just as amazing at creating lifestyle images. Nancy was one of the earliest adopters of the Mola Euro, picking one up nearly 25 years ago! She came across Mola softlights at the first Photoplus Expo Mola exhibited at in New York.

Nancy Brown’s website: www.nancybrown.com.

The below photos were taken from the book which also includes Nancy discussing her lighting…

and groups of people…

News: Mola FLXGrid!

A new exciting product announced below!
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FLXGrid

Mola introduces the 22” FLXGrid for the 22″ Mola Demi. This custom made grid is made of a tough, flexible polycarbonate cell material. Unlike aluminum honeycomb, which is widely used for grids, this product lends itself to rigorous use in the studio and on location.

As each cell is tubular it is inherently more stable than traditional aluminum cell design and is less likely to collapse and does not crush like aluminum.

Specifically designed by Mola for the Demi, it fits into the grid lip and secures quickly with four Velcro tabs.
The new Mola FLXGrid will ship starting December 21st, 2009

A 28″ FLXGrid will also be available in early January 2010.

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Mola spotted: Make Me a Supermodel – Australia

Spotted!

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.