Personal Work in cooperation with broncolor
Behind the Scenes
Broncolor Move 1200 L
Fotograf: Helge Kirchberger
Assistent: Gerald Rihar / Patrick Kirchberger
Model: Carina Timmel (Tempo Models Vienna)
MakeUp und Styling: Marlies Kürbiß
Mode: Mirela Enache Couture
MakingOf Video: Jonathan Forsthuber
As any action sport photographer knows, shooting in sometimes crazy locations is all part of the job. But what happens when it's a fashion shoot on a mountain edge and the athlete is a model in high heels?
Helge Kirchberger, who's worked with the Flying Bulls and at Hangar 7, tells us about his recent shoot on the Dachstein glacier using the broncolor Move Powerpack.
During a job in the Dachstein ice cave (near Salzburg, Austria) I discovered a great location up there. I desperately wanted to do a shoot on this rock.
We were on a sloping rocky plateau just a few meters square and beyond that it was a sheer drop of a few hundred meters. The rock was also wet and loose so we had to move carefully!
Our model Carina was amazing. She had to wear high-heels while we were all equipped with proper hiking boots. We had told her in advance that the location would be extraordinary and that she should definitely not be scared of heights. She did really well!
During the first shoot on the Dachstein, the model had a phobia of birds and was really stressed out. That’s when I had the idea to include alpine choughs in our fashion shoot, like in Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”. To get the birds to come closer we fed them bread in the beginning. Within no time, more and more birds arrived. Those birds have become used to climbers and aren’t too shy anymore.
In the studio, we worked with Broncolor Scoro A4 and A2 as well as grafit generators — a perfect setup in terms of performance and handling. In addition, we used two Broncolor Verso with rechargeable batteries and Broncolor Pulso G flash heads and a number of different lights.
Canon EOS 5 Mark III with EF 70-200, EF 24-70 and EF 16-35mm.
The performance quality really makes the Move Powerpack stand out. It's low weight, full power and adjustability make it an essential tool for outdoor photoshoots. It’s particularly useful when you shoot on locations where electricity is unavailable but you still want to work with artificial light. With the move, you can perfectly implement all those possibilities. It’s reliable and convinces with sophisticated handling and excellent processing.