How to protect your strobes when going on a snow shoot

Dec 18, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How to protect your strobes when going on a snow shoot

Dec 18, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you go out on a shoot in the rain or in the snow, you;d better make sure your gear is protected. I mean Cameras, strobes and water don’t mix well together. I know Ilko does a nylon bag thingy when he goes out in the rain, and now, I see Manny Ortiz doing a similar thing in the snow.

They both use a plastic bag to protect strobes. (Well, Manny also uses a collapsible wescott brolli to hide from the rain).

I wonder if this nylon thing is common for shooting in harsh conditions. My hacker brains tells me it’s a great idea, then my skeptic brain is worried about color shifts, heat building up and nylon melting on the strobes.

There you have it, a strobe covered in a grocery bag:

Manny used a Sony a6500, and it produces gorgeous results with the 85mm f/1.4 GM lens, though it does not come cheap ($1789).

The interesting thing for me was that the Godox X1 triggers were still able to exercise full control of the AD600 and TT685S  strobes. This is a definite place where a radio controlled system out performs an infra red one.

[SONY A6500 SNOW PHOTOSHOOT USING GMASTER 85MM 1.4 AND OFF CAMERA FLASH | Manny Ortiz]

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One response to “How to protect your strobes when going on a snow shoot”

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    Frank Fimbrez

    Awesome work Manny, as usual. Love your work and your wife is a lovely lady and brave to put up with the cold.