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Introducing The Baja B6

Introducing The Baja B6

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Dynalite, America’s leading manufacturer of lightweight, portable flash equipment, just released a second unit in the totally wireless Baja series with the Baja B6 compact flash. The powerful 600 watt second Baja B6 is packed with unexpected features and performance in a battery powered wireless controlled strobe. Inspired by years of working side-by-side with on-location shooters demanding a better portable flash solution, the Baja B6 delivers all the same functions and reliability of the Baja B4 but with additional power providing up to 600w/s!

  The Baja B6’s well laid out control panel clearly gets your attention. From the big LED screen, logically placed buttons and dual function control knobs it’s easy to jump in and start shooting. Light output is easily increased or decreased in 1/10th stop increments with the micro-controller dual-function power dial. A power indicator display just below the main LCD screen gives up to the shot details on the rechargeable Li-ion battery’s status, so you never miss a shot. In addition, a similar power dial for the modeling light provides light level control of the LED modeling light.

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  On-location or in the studio, the Baja B6 sports a impressive 400 full manual flashes on one fully charged battery. With a quick battery change (optional extra battery), you can be back in the action in seconds, while the other battery charges in less than 5 hours. Pumping out an impressive flash duration of 1/500 to 1/12,800th of a second, the Baja B6 can stop action meeting the demands of most fashion and sports shoots. With a 7 ƒ-stop aperture range in 1/10th step increments, the Baja B6 accommodates the sophistication of critical exposure control with repeatable light output and color temperature consistence along with HSS capabilities.

  Sophisticated features such as the fast flash duration mode (T-Mode), provides a quick and repeatable way to select the correct flash duration for high speed flash photography. In stroboscopic mode (C-Mode), it’s possible to select 5, 10 or 15 flashes per second to capture multiple movements of a subject with the flash output power of the Baja B6. Other features such as built-in optical slave, audible flash indicators, Pyrex glass dome and metal light stand swivel mount round out the features.

  In addition, the Baja B6 includes a 2.4Ghz power control wireless triggering system. The receiver with status indicators, mini-channel display plugs directly into the control panel of the Baja B4, while the hot shoe transmitter with full power control buttons and dials mounts directly on the camera. Up to six separate groups of flash units can be controlled with 16 user selected channels per group. Selecting which flash unit fires and at what power level is fully controlled at the camera position up to 590 feet away at 1/250th of a second shutter sync.

  The Baja B6 (like the Baja B4) accepts the standard Bowens lighting accessories mount, offering the convenience of a wide variety of light shaping tools including the full line of Dynalite soft boxes, reflectors and umbrellas.

Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan Rodriguez

“I once was told in the 8th grade, “If you ever have a career you would do for free, you know you have reached the right place. I am passionate about touching people’s lives.”

Hernan Rodriguez is an International award winning professional photographer specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. His unique style is a fusion between art and photography which has earned him 25 awards in photography, including the much coveted Black and White Spide Award for photographic excellence in fashion photography. Most recent are the three bronze awards in the 2010 Aperture Awards for portrait and illustration.

His outgoing personality and fresh approach to imagery has allowed Hernan to work with such notable clients as Guess Clothing, Playboy, Corona, EMI, and Sony Record labels.

See more of Hernan’s award winning work at www.hernanphotography.com

How Would You Light This

How Would You Light This

Dyna_JeremFIN_lightI am lucky to have an incredible working relationship with a slew of the people I get to photograph. One of my favorites is Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy. We first met when she fronted The Agonist, where we did an editorial shoot for Outburn Magazine, and quickly became fast friends and fans of each others work. Every time The Agonist, or Kamelot (of whom she sometimes does guest vocals for) would tour in the area, we would do a photo shoot. Since then she has moved on from The Agonist and onto the legendary Arch Enemy. This shoot however, was during a Kamelot tour. We were able to use the main stage of the Palladium in Worcester, MA for this shoot, she had an incredible dress (as it went with the Kamelot song and video) she is featured in) and a mask as a prop. We shot a bunch of shots of her standing, around a drum riser, trying to avoid getting it in the photo. Then she had the idea of sitting or lying down on the drum riser. I had her lay down, make the dress hang a bit to give a floating illusion. I boomed the rimelite grandbox above her and put two dynalite uni400s with parabolic reflectors about 5 feet on either side behind her at 45 degrees in to give even more separation from the background and a halo of light around her.  We shot a bunch with the set up but this is by far my favorite shot of the bunch.  The drum riser was taken out in post, but aside from that an minor contrast/saturation tweaks, this is pretty much what it looked like out of camera. Its one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken, and was well received by fans and friends alike. Alissa is multitalented in everything she does, so it goes with out saying, incredible singer, artist, writer, and model. She always brings something different to every shoot, always has incredible ideas, and always has us work on both of our ideas together to come up with an incredible final image. I know anytime I get Alissa in front of my lens, we are going to create something incredible and iconic together, and I know Dynalite will always be the lighting I use to capture it. ~ Jeremy Saffer

Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman

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Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over three decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers. Rick is a CreativeLive instructor, Chimera Visionary, and a Dynalite VIP Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops™” for the past 8 years across the US and UK. Rick has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting.

I have been using Dynalite strobes my entire career.  My first Dyanlite pack is over  30 years old and it still works perfectly.  On a major assignment I will use Dyanlites ranging in age from my oldest pack to my new Dynalite Baja.  The color is always perfect and the light output is always consistent.  One less thing to worry about on assignment.

Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama. “Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump” is a Photo District News article discussing Rick’s coverage of presidential campaigns. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is the past President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has work in the permanent collection of Harvard University and the Newseum in Washington, DC and has had solo shows at Boston City Hall and the Boston Public Library in addition to having his work displayed in numerous other shows.

“One of the greatest things about being a freelance photojournalist is the great variety of assignments I get to cover and the places I get to go. I could be covering the President one day, spending the following day with a noted scientist or professor (or both) and the following day over seas on a travel story. I truly have the best job in the world”.

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