Alan Hebert is a great ambassador for the Scottish Games. He’s currently ranked 11th in the North America’s Masters class. His love for the sport shows to anyone that meets him.
I wanted to shoot both a portrait and some action photos of him throwing. Since I wanted to light the scene, I needed something that would throw light over a distance, yet cover a wide enough area. Time for the Mola.
I used a Mola Demi 22″ beauty dish for all the shots. For the portraits, I added a 40 degree grid which gave a tight specular spot of light with a slight feathered edge.
The dish itself has a modified center diffuser consisting of the standard perforated aluminum disc and a custom made plex diffuser. I had a 1/16″ milky white plex diffuser made and drilled at my local plastics shop for about $11. It softens the light slightly while still giving the classic snappy Mola look. For transporting, I use a SKB double steel drum case which is a perfect fit.
For power, I used a Dynalite 4040/SH-2000 head, Dynalite M1000wi hooked up to a Dynalite XP1100 battery. The XP1100 allows me to shoot at full power at full speed. It’s great for outdoor or location work.
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