London-based photographer, Gian Paul Lozza, went back to his roots in sports photography and had a shoot with Iouri Podlatchikov and Hitsch Haller on the Saas Fee’s glacier. Lozza is famous for his staged action-sports pictures and so is it normal that a lot of light was used for this shooting.
The shooting took place in the autumn, so it was only possible to shoot during daytime as, due to the long ways and no infrastructures on a glacier, is it extremely difficult to do night shootings. However, the goal was to get some moody pictures which looked like they had been shot in full moonlight.
For this idea and these problems, there is just one solution: broncolor’s Scoro Packs. This is because Scoros are the only packs where you can control the flash duration time. In action-sports photography, it is usual to want to have as fast a duration time as possible, which you can do with Scoros flash cut-off technology. However, for this shooting idea, this technology would not have been the right thing because of the strong light from a glacier’s midday sun.
With Pocket Wizard’s new TT5 transceivers, it is also possible to sync flashes up to 1/8000s shutter speed, but you need flashes with a slow duration time and a lot of power; this is where Scoro packs are also unbeatable as, with Bron’s flash cut-off technology, it is also possible to make the flash duration time extra-long which is what was needed for this idea. Moreover, with Twin Heads you can sync two power packs up to 6400J which is enough power even when compared to the midday sun on a glacier.
So, Lozza shot everything with four Scoro packs, two Twin Heads and a shutter speed of 1 /4000s.
In addition to all this technology, you just need good riders to get great images and, with Iouri and Hitsch, we had some of the best in the world to work with.
4 broncolor Scoro packs
2 broncolor Pulso Twin heads with Beauty dish and P70 reflector
Gian Paul Lozza Website: http://www.lozzaphoto.com/