Tag : Mola on Location

Mola user: Fiona Quinn - M2 Desert Sun

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – M2 Desert Sun

New Zealand Fashion photographer, Fiona Quinn is back! Today she brings us a gorgeous editorial she shot for New Zealand’s M2 Magazine, titled ‘Desert Sun’. In this outdoor shoot she uses a single white 22″ Mola Demi beauty dish with her Hensel lighting. I get asked a lot about my location lighting with Mola as its more subtle than a lot of people are used to seeing with location lighting – that is the beauty of Mola as it’s both […]

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn - M2 Couture

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – M2 Couture

Mola user Fiona Quinn is back with a gorgeous shoot for Womans M2 Magazine, title ‘Couture’. On this shoot in Australia, Fiona Quinn used a 22″ white Mola Demi softlight. Check out more of Fiona’s work at her blog and website: www.fionaquinn.co.nz blog.fionaquinn.co.nz  

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear on weddings

Mola user: Jonathan Dear on weddings

Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear brings us some lovely wedding day images he has created with the white 22″ Mola Demi. “I love the portability of the Demi. I have tried??soft-boxes, umbrellas and wide reflectors over the years but nothing compares to the Mola Demi. I can have it setup real fast and I don’t have to worry about wind outdoors.” He uses a lightweight 600w Profoto lithium pack with the Demi mounted on a boom-stick and held by an […]

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Mola users: Epaillard + Machado – Face Bike Project

Talented French photography and film-making team, Epaillard and Machado, bring us a very interesting project they recently lensed. During the 31st International Motorcycling Meeting in Faro, Portugal, they approached bikers to make non-traditional portraits of them. This event attracts some 80,000 people each year so they weren’t short on subjects to photograph! Doing away with makeup, fashion and possibly every hint of conventional fashion beauty, they photograph some tough-looking bikers. In fact they were all very kind and very interested […]

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear - Winter Portfolio build

Mola user: Jonathan Dear – Winter Portfolio build

Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear brings us some lovely winter images (Australian winter currently) he lensed recently as part of a model’s portfolio build. All the following images were lit with the white 22″ mola demi with stacked central OPAL + PAD diffusers. Either the diffusion sock was used to get some really sort subtle lighting for fill or the white 22″ mola FLXgrid was used for some more angled light. www.vibrantphotography.com.au www.vph.co/blog

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Mola user: Emily Soto - The Whispering Tale

Mola user: Emily Soto – The Whispering Tale

This time we bring you back to the work of inspirational fashion photographer??Emily Soto. In this editorial for Coco Magazine Emily uses a white Mola 28″ Setti diffused with the standard sock. Along with the beautiful images below, is a bts video from the shoot.   and a behind-the-scenes video from this shoot: www.emilysoto.com www.emilysotoblog.com

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear - Dark Monsoon shoot

Mola user: Jonathan Dear – Dark Monsoon shoot

Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear takes a break from his current busy season to shoot some personal fashion work as a collaboration, titled??‘Dark Monsoon’. It was shot in some local rainforest, adding smoke for visual effects and using his white 22″ mola demi (with stacked OPAL and PAD diffusers) as the main light. “The mola demi really is my go-to location modifier. I can get a really soft diffused look with it, but I can also use my white mola […]

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Mola user: Emily Soto - Steady as the Beating Drum shoot

Mola user: Emily Soto – Steady as the Beating Drum shoot

Fashion photographer Emily Soto is back beating our drum with this editorial shoot using the white Mola 28″ Setti. This shoot was an editorial for SugarKiss magazine. Below is some frames from the shoot with a behind-the-scenes video at the end of her in action. www.emilysoto.com & www.emilysotoblog.com

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn - The Forest shoot

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – The Forest shoot

Fiona Quinn makes a trip over for Spring in Sydney, shooting the editorial ‘The Forest’, for the summer edition of M2 Women’s Magazine. “I wanted this shoot to be soft and a little earthy – working with the natural light and subtle lighting – colours and textures and a natural environment.” says Fiona. Fiona lights these portraits with a white 22″ Mola Demi with stacked PAD + OPAL diffusers and varying use of the diffusion sock. Once again we love […]

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Mola user: Polina Osherov - Living Doll shoot

Mola user: Polina Osherov – Living Doll shoot

We recently came across a lovely shoot ??by talented Indianapolis??fashion photographer,??Polina Osherov. Here Polina uses a speedlight mounted on the Mola Lumi bracket with the 22″ Demi. “For lighting, I used my Mola beauty dish as the key light and filled either with available light or one of my speedlights bounced off a reflector. The hair light was either John?۪s video light or one of my AB800s with the snoot modifier.” One of the advantages of using a speedlight with […]

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Mola user: Emily Soto - Monique Victoria

Mola user: Emily Soto – Monique Victoria

Chances are, if you’ve ever googled ‘mola setti’ you would have come across Californian fashion photographer??Emily Soto’s gorgeous work. In this shoot, Emily Soto shoots America’s Next Top Model contestant – Monique Victoria at the beach with a white 28″ Mola Setti and Alienbees flash. [youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUE2EEj2kqY[/youtube] and some finals from the shoot above… Make sure you check out Emily’s blog and Youtube feed for some more behind-the-scenes and beautiful photography. www.emilysoto.com

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Mola spotted: David Tessieri shoots Irina Shayk

Mola spotted: David Tessieri shoots Irina Shayk

Spotted! We spot a 33″ Mola Euro used by New York fashion and advertising photographer, David Tessieri as he creates some gorgeous images with supermodel??Irina Shayk. This ‘Baila, Luili Baila’ Spring / Summer 2011 collection was shot for Luli Fama Swimwear, on location at the Viceroy Miami Hotel, Miami. www.davidtessieri.com Enjoy the behind-the-scenes video below… [youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRq-bcIwDcs[/youtube] and the resulting images…

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear - ethereal muse

Mola user: Jonathan Dear – ethereal muse

We head back into the Southern Hemisphere again to catchup on some work by Sydney fashion and wedding photographer Jonathan Dear. Catching the last remaining autumn colours before they fade into winter, he organises a personal shoot with his model / muse, Nicole. “I love the softness I can pull out of the Demi. It makes one amazing modifier for moving around a lot on location due to its size and weight. I find it is super efficient which allows […]

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn ??? The Magicians Daughter

Mola user: Fiona Quinn ??? The Magicians Daughter

Fiona Quinn is back to bring us some stunning images from what she calls “…one of the most favourite shoot I have done”. Working with animals is never easy, especially with noisy equipment like smoke machines but “Othello was so chilled out we got away with it”. In this ethereal shoot, Fiona uses a socked 22″ Mola Demi as a gorgeous subtle fill light. “I wanted the shoot to evoke the crisp chilly mornings of Spring when there is mist […]

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Mola/s spotted: John van der Schilden for Elle Canada July 2011

Mola/s spotted: John van der Schilden for Elle Canada July 2011

spotted! Today we spot a Mola 43″ Mantti and Mola 28″ Setti being used by the fabulous John van der Schilden for Elle Canada Magazine. In this July 2011 issue we see Tanzanian born model, Herieth Paul, grace the cover at only 17 years old. John takes to the rooftop with the big Mantti and smaller setti to create these gorgeous images. Location lighting and Mola equipment was provided by S1 Studios in Toronto. and assistant Paolo Croistante making sure […]

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn - The Distance

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – The Distance

Heading back to New Zealand we check up on some more of Fiona Quinn’s latest beautiful work. Recently Fiona’s been very busy shooting outdoor editorials before the NZ winter sets in. The shoot below was for M2 Woman’s Magazine. Fiona calling this editorial shoot ‘The Distance’, drawing on inspiration from a location she sourced literally by the side of the road. Head over to her blogpost on this shoot to read her thoughts and process. Fiona uses a white 22″ […]

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Mola user: Matt Lanham

Mola user: Matt Lanham

Today we head downunder to Australia to visit Matt Lanham’s stunning work. Matt contacted us recently thanking us for creating the Mola Setti which he …”really started to fall in love with…” when using it on a recent swimwear shoot. The mola he was using was the 28″ Setti. In his blog post from this shoot Matt comments; “I purchased a Mola 28″ Setti a little while ago, and was quite fond of it, but it truly came out on […]

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Mola spotted: Irina Shayk – Beach Bunny Swimwear 2010

Spotted! In the 2010 Beach Bunny Swimwear photoshoot we spot world renowned photographer Yu Tsai shooting model Irina Shayk with a Mola 33.5″ Euro. Behind the scenes video below; — sidenote – Beach Bunny Swimwear are running a Model Search competition to star in next seasons Bunny Ad campaign shot by Yu Tsai.

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Mola spotted: Victorias Secret Shape Shoot

Spotted! Shape Magazine recently shot the Victoria Secrets Angels; Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio for their magazine. In the behind-the-scenes video we spot a 28″ Setti with diffusion sock used for the beach shoot. What better way to light 2 gorgeous supermodels than with a large Mola! and the resulting photo can be found at the Shape website.

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Mola Spotted: Elle Make Better editorial shoot

Spotted! We spot a white 28″ Mola Setti in use for the Elle Magazine’s Make Better editorial shoot, featuring model / actor Brooklyn Decker. Photography by Elle photographer – Matthias Vriens McGrath. The setti was un-socked with the OPAL central defector. Below is a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot with final stills screengrabbed below. An excellent example of a high-fashion (ahem) editorial shoot. More of Matthias work on his website: www.matthiasvriensmcgrath.com

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