10. Darklands shoot

Karl and the team head to a more dark and desert like area for the next shoot. Here Karl shoots some Natural light fashion shots. As well as bringing out all the big guns as they aim for a truly epic shot.


  1. Something that just occurred to me: using a fishing rod with very thin line to pull the dress up in the air

  2. It has nothing to do with photography and I apologize for this question but I cannot avoid asking.
    The white silhouette that you can see on the road on the left … Is it a shooting target? 😮

    1. Hi Giorgio, where do you mean? How many minutes into the video and i’ll take a look. I don’t remember anything unusual.

        1. Ha Ha no it’s actually a road sign warning about 4 wheel driving conditions if I remember correctly!

  3. Hi Karl,

    Great shoot! Because rotation is limited by having the grad in place, does the polarizer give a good range of results by taking it out and re-seating in the four possible positions?

    1. Hi Peter, yes that’s how I used it for many years but I must admit now having the one with the fully rotational adaptor is more versatile but it is more expensive.

    1. Hi Muhammad, not always it depends if I need to get the daylight exposure darker, however i generally use the ND grad filters because I always prefer to get the sky darker in my model shoots.

  4. Hi Karl.
    You took some shots at 800/1second. But you are still using regular RFS triggers and not high-sync ones. Now I know that because of medium format, the shutter is inside the lens but then how would you go about setting up power packs (MOVE L) or Siros L. Do you do any settings on the camera or lights for high sync since high sync triggers are not involved.

    Also do I need Broncolor RFS 2.2 N Transceiver if I am using X1D with siros? Or can I still use the Broncolor RFS 2.1 Transceiver and still be able to do high sync?


    1. Hi Purvak, with medium format there are no extra settings for syncing required you can just use the standard trigger and sync at any shutter speed without any special settings on the pack. With the new H6 camera you can now sync with the camera at its shutter speeds all the way up to 1/2000th if you like. This is one of the advantages of medium format and it also means you can be more versatile because you can also use your flash at any power and not in HS mode. If you were using the X1D you could do exactly the same as I did here.

  5. Thank Karl. Which trigger did you use in this video below?
    X1D Hasselblad Camera Photography Review (and location Fashion shoot!) – Part 2


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