I have continued to shoot with the new Elinchrom ELC 1000s, and I just can’t stop shooting these bad boys. Why? The need for speed, or in this case, firing off 500 watt pops at 8 frames a second.
Recently I worked with an incredible rider (thanks Chance!) who caught enough air to make me dizzy. I mean every jump and this guy is running into bird migration patterns. Our crew of Cree, Casey and myself had a blast shooting Chance as he did trick after trick. Here is a short video of the shoot…check out how fast those lights are shooting.
I have gotten some questions on powering these lights in remote locations. Since they are AC units, you need to bring a generator on your shoot. But not just any generator. These lights suck power to keep up with their lightning fast recycle times (up to 20 flashes per second!), so I recommend a 2000 watt generator or bigger. I’m using a Honda 2000 watt generator right now. We shot two lights off it on this shoot, and it worked like a charm. Can’t wait to try some creative portraits using these new lights.