Ankita Asthana took the Profoto B10 on a personal trip to New Zealand and took self portraits with her husband! Check out the video to go behind the scenes with her.
When Profoto gave me their latest light for testing, I was headed to New Zealand for a personal trip with my husband Akash. I decided to make some good old fashioned self portraits, for millennials, the original selfie! Used a tripod, trigger and light stand to setup the Profoto B10. Akash helped me shoot the behind the scenes video, basically this took over his entire holiday!
I was told that this light can overpower the sun, I thought to test it out in some of the harshest light conditions. I took it out at odd hours when you wouldn’t even think of making a photograph like at 12 pm and tested it’s limits on a glacier covered in snow. For a few photographs, I kept the sun behind us and took photographs with the Profoto B10 as the main light. I think the light has performed very well in such harsh conditions and it has been so easy to travel with. I love the new app: it was very useful to control the light from a distance. It’s small yet powerful. Can’t wait to explore what it can do in the wedding space.
Check out more images shot during this trip below!
She has completed her post graduation in photography from the reputed National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. Part of her training as a photographer was conducted in the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham in the United Kingdom(UK). Her background in architecture helped her understand design & composition. Her passion for capturing the most beautiful timeless frames keeps her going. Apart from shooting weddings, she loves other genres like wildlife, travel, documentary.