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Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
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You don't have to be a PRO photographer to rent PRO gear at PROtog rentals. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service & advice. We rent cameras, lenses, lighting, video equipment as well as many photography accessories. 

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The Whole Picture

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Corporate Headshots

Mark Jenkins

Complete headshot kit available for rent now at PROtog Rentals.

This weekend Fuel Medical Group is holding their "Fuel Your Future" symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach.  One of the services that they will be offering at this event is a headshot for each of the attendees.  This photo can be used to update their websites, profile pictures, or to be used on brochures.  PROtog Rentals was not only able to provide a complete 3-point lighting and background package for this event, but also delivered it and set it all up so it would be ready for the photographer when he arrived.  This Kit can be rented for $150 per day and includes: a 750 watt key light with a medium Chimera softbox, a 750 watt fill light with an umbrella and umbrella reflector,  a 750 watt rim light with a 7" grid with a 30 degree grid attached, a background stand with a roll of seamless paper, and sand bags.  Each strobe is controlled by a PocketWizard radio card.  One PocketWizard transmitter for the camera is also included.  The Sekonic light meter with this kit even has a PocketWizard transmitter.  An infrared remote control can be used to control the light output of the rim light without having to lower the light to make power adjustments.  You may also choose to add a full frame DSLR camera with an 85mm portrait lens and a heavy duty carbon fiber tripod for an additional $200.  At PROtog rentals, we understand that every shoot is different with various challenges.  We would love to help make your client look good, so you look good.  Just give us a call, we're here to help.

Balancing Studio Strobes with Candle Light

Mark Jenkins

Photographer:  Robert Tran for Jessica Elizabeth Photographers  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook  /  Instagram  /  Twitter  /  Pinterest  

For the tone I was looking for I needed the lighting to be dramatic so I chose to use a 500ws strobe with an octabox for nice soft light that would wrap around the couple. I didn’t want the table to be overly distracting so I aimed the strobe carefully to not spill too much on the table, and I matched my exposure to allow the candlelight to fill in instead of using a fill light.  The results came out great! The light created  a soft spotlight around the couple that also bounced off the curtains to subtly backlight them. 

Octabank softbox
500ws Gemini Strobe by Bowens with Radio Triggering System
Nikon D3s with Nikor 85mm f/1.4 shot at 1/25sec f5.6 ISO 200

Lighting setup:
Key light is located 45 degrees camera left. and rotated for desired feathering.

To see more great images from this shoot which was published in the 2015 Ceremony Magazine, check out Jessica Elizabeth Photographers Blog