Profoto Launches Camera App with New ‘Profoto Raw’ Photo Mode

Profoto has been slowly adapting its products to work more seamlessly with mobile devices and it has built on top of that with the launch of the Profoto Camera app. Separate from the Profoto Control app, the Profoto Camera app is both for lighting control and photo capture that includes a new RAW format. The […]

Profoto Launches Camera App with New ‘Profoto Raw’ Photo Mode

Profoto has been slowly adapting its products to work more seamlessly with mobile devices and it has built on top of that with the launch of the Profoto Camera app. Separate from the Profoto Control app, the Profoto Camera app is both for lighting control and photo capture that includes a new RAW format.

The original smartphone app, Profoto Control, did include capture capability but was mainly a “control” application to adjust settings and view the status of any Profoto light with the company’s AirX technology. Today, the company has expanded on the capture feature and built out a separate application to focus more on making images with smartphones.

Profoto Camera was built to allow “professional photographers” to use the full range of Profoto lights in a way that is more seamlessly integrated into the capture experience. The biggest addition to this experience over the Profoto Control app is the inclusion of Profoto RAW, which the company says enables files with five to eight times more information than JPEGs.

Additionally, Profoto Camera has two modes to offer the photographer choice in how they want to use the camera with Profoto lights. Classic mode allows for the manual control of exposure and flash settings or to use AirX Smart-TTL, which Profoto says is a new automatic exposure algorithm. In short, Classic mode gives the photographer full control of their smartphone as if it were a standard camera and allows for the control of lighting to match that experience.

Smart mode is Profoto’s answer to an “auto” mode that combines that expected experience on a smartphone with the company’s lights. Smart mode offers a set of smart contrast and warmth effects that work with the flashes to “capture professional images instantly.” Below is an example of the range of contrast and color temperatures offered in Smart mode.

Below are a pair of photos captured in the app using the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max (in that order) in full resolution:

The Profoto Camera app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store starting today for free. It is currently compatible with any Profoto light with the AirX technology installed, which includes the Profoto C1, C1 Plus, A10, the B10-series, and the Pro-11 pack.

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WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021 ‘Connection’ Category Winners

WildArt Photographer of the Year has announced the winners of its fourth category — with the theme “Connection” — that showcase entries from over 1,000 submissions from all around the world. WildArt has already awarded wildlife photography winners across three other categories — “Wet,” “Space,” and “Eyes” — as part of its new 2021 format […]

WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021 ‘Connection’ Category Winners

WildArt Photographer of the Year has announced the winners of its fourth category — with the theme “Connection” — that showcase entries from over 1,000 submissions from all around the world.

WildArt has already awarded wildlife photography winners across three other categories — “Wet,” “Space,” and “Eyes” — as part of its new 2021 format that sees a category winner each month. The competition themes are chosen and judged by wildlife photographers and feature a different charitable conservation cause with every theme. The total prize fund is £13,000 ($18,100) and is split among the winners of each category, who then also have the opportunity to win the WildArt Photographer of the Year title and an additional £3,000 ($4,177) prize.

This time, the category “Connection” was picked by judge and wildlife photographer Petr Bambousek from the Czech Republic, who himself has won several awards and is one of Europe’s leading wildlife photographers, according to WildArt. He chose to support Save the Chocó, which is an organization with a mission to build awareness and collaborate with local and global organizations to help protect vital habitats, areas, and species throughout the Chocó region in Colombia.

Through direct donations from entry fees, WildArt has raised a total of £205 ($289) for Save the Chocó, adding up to a total of £1,300 ($1,831) raised through this competition.

Photographer Amit Eshel, from Israel, won the “Connection” category and a £500 ($709) prize with his photograph of a puma mother and her cubs. Titled Lessons for Life, the image below was captured after a week of tracking the particular puma family in Patagonia, Chile. The powerful wild cats were calm in the photographer’s presence and allowed him a moment to capture them as the female is looking for prey from a high vantage point while her cubs are playing and learning through imitation.

CONNECTION GOLD AWARD WINNER | Amit Eshel. Israel.
Image Title: Lessons for Life

The puma of Patagonia has made a comeback after it almost went extinct, and their return shows “an example of conservation and coexistence with a wild cat that is persecuted and misunderstood in other parts of the Americas.” The intimate puma family photograph was taken with a Canon EOS 1DX Mark II and Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens, set to 1/1,250 s, 381mm, f4, ISO 640.

Below is a selection of the runners-up in the category:

CONNECTION SILVER AWARD WINNER | Daróczi Csaba. Hungary.
Image Title: We are Hanging on the Web.
CONNECTION BRONZE AWARD WINNER | Andy Parkinson. The United Kingdom.
Image Title: Nose to Nose
CONNECTION – WILD PLANET PHOTO MAGAZINE – EDITOR’S CHOICE | Thomas Hinsche, Germany.
Image Title: Love
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOPAZ LABS AWARD WINNER – WILDART PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR FOUNDER’S CHOICE | Johan Siggesson, Sweden.
Image Title: Raging Ravens
CONNECTION – COTTON CARRIER AWARD WINNER | David Gibbon. The United Kingdom.
Image Title: Courtship
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Daróczi Csaba. Hungary.
Image Title: Arches
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Simon Runting, New Zealand.
Image Title: Allopreen Gannets
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Tibor Kercz. Hungary.
Image Title: Dispute
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Andrew McLachlan, Canada.
Image Title: Baby Garden Spider Cluster
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Tibor Kercz. Hungary.
Image Title: In Line
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Amit Eshel. Israel.
Image Title: She Just Wants a Friend
CONNECTION – HIGHLY COMMENDED | Vít Lukáš. Poland.
Image Title: Siblings
CONNECTION – WILDART YOUNG CATEGORY WINNER | Tamás Koncz-Bisztricz. Hungary.
Image Title: Bad Connection

The full list of all winners and highly commended and commended entries can be found on the WildArt Photographer of the Year winner’s gallery.


Image credits: All photos individually credited and provided courtesy of WildArt Photographer of the Year.

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