“I shoot 36 frames in 34 seconds… I use the Dynalite M500XL strobe system because it can keep up and it is the only strobe to use when shooting with digital. Actually, It’s the only strobe to use for film and digital. Period.”
“My work is all about two things: Digital capture and natural light. And sometimes the sun ain’t where you want it. These strobes can add a light anywhere. The box fits in your hand and weighs less than my notebook computer. Because of the recycling time on M500XL, I’m able to shoot as fast as my camera can capture… I can make light happen in ways that I really can’t with other systems.
I can’t imagine shooting on location with any other setup.”
Vincent Versace has been making digital images for almost a decade. Companies such as Kodak, Apple, Epson and Adobe all have him on their roster as a beta tester. His reason for going digital may surprise you…Vince explained, “Bottom line, I have to look at this economically, I charge for what I do. As a business venture, what should I do?…stay married to a technology that rips the environment apart, is costly, and does not have the permanence that I can get with digital, or…embrace a technology that puts money in my pocket, is quicker, and gives me more of my life back?”
Along with maintaining his studio in Hollywood, where he’s received a Smithsonian Award for his celebrity portraits, Vince has also been known to slip off to Bora Bora to photograph extreme sports competitions. Born in San Francisco, Vince credits two of his uncles, Frank and C.J. Elfont, both professional photographers, with giving him a head start in his chosen field. He picked up his first camera at age 7 and by high school he was already working as a wedding photographer. Vince later graduated grom the USC School of Cinema-Television (film school).On his early inspiration…”If it wasn’t for C.J., I wouldn’t be a photographer. He was the first person in my life who helped me think outside the box. He…taught me what an artist is, and that you can’t call yourself one…You don’t make art. Art happens.”