Grand Jury Winner - Win a ProFoto Octa RFi and a Speedlight Speedring.

The Octa RFi
The most commonly used for such purposes as fashion, beauty and portrait photography. One of the most important reasons  for this is that its unique shape creates a beautiful, natural looking  catch light in the subject’s eye.

Fashion and portrait photographers requiring a soft, even yet controllable key light favor the smaller versions. The larger version  creates a beautiful fill light and has a relatively flat shape, making it surprisingly easy to handle

The new RFi Speedlight Speedring 

The latest addition to Profoto’s assortment of speedring adapters is the new and improved RFi Speedlight Speedring. The name clearly reveals what the tool does; it allows you to use an RFi softbox with speedlights to create a soft and flattering light.
The RFi Speedlight Speedring allows you to mount not one but two speedlights of any brand on the bracket. This means that you now have enough power and punch to shoot in bright sunlight or light up an even larger softbox, such as the Softbox RFi 3x4’.
Each speedlight can slide and be tilted inside the softbox, allowing the user to create a remarkably even light with no hotspot. The entire softbox can also be tilted, rotated 360° and adjusted high wise.

The RFi Speedlight Speedrings come with color codes that match the RFi softbox rods. This makes the softboxes easy to mount, even for someone who has never used one before. The new RFi Speedlight Speedring comes with an attachment for Profoto Air Remotes or radio sync units from other manufacturers.

People's Choice - Win a ProFoto RFi Softbox and a Speedlight Speedring

ProFoto RFi Softboxes

It's more than a softbox. It\'s a light shaping tool

Photography is all about light – about controlling and shaping light. Therefore, a photographer’s tools should be designed to do just that. This is where Profoto’s RFi softboxes enter the picture.

RFi softboxes come in all sizes and shapes, and are compatible with all major flash brands. To ensure full control for the photographer, they have a deeper shape, a recessed front, double-layered diffusers and a highly reflective silver interior. Optional accessories are available for even more precise light shaping.
In short, an RFi softbox is more than just a softbox.

About ProFoto:

Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. 

Their relationship began when Conny sold Eckhard a flash unit that didn’t work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after that, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.

Today, Profoto is the world’s leading manufacturer of photography lighting systems. We have subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries. We constantly refine and improve our equipment, driven by the same ambition that once drove Eckhard and Conny – to inspire photographers to explore the endless light shaping possibilities of Profoto.

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Penelope Beveridge

Penelope Beveridge is an international pro photographer, artist, industry representative, ambassador and philanthropist, who enjoy a variety of roles and successes in her field.  She boasts an extensive list of high profile clientele, from companies such as Qantas, Virgin Airlines, Coca Cola, Yahoo 7, Mercedes, Medmojo Paris, Tourism Australia, Tourism NSW, T2 Terminal, Museum of Sydney and National Art Gallery and individuals from Prime Ministers, celebrities and TV personalities.  With over  17 years’ experience in  the advertising and commercial industry, her images has appeared  globally in magazines like Vogue Living and Entertainment, Gourmet Traveller, Belle, Pacific Pastry (Singapore and New York) ,  Weekend for Two, Spa Life, Quintessentially,  Inside,  Women’s Weekly, Delicious plus food photography and styling for a number of cookbooks and other high end publications.  In additional, Penelope’s food and fine art work has been extensively featured in Nikon My Life, Australian Photography, Photoshop Australia, Masterchef and Digital SLR Magazine. 

Penelope repertoire of combining traditional and digital art photography has earned her countless commissions in food, lifestyle, advertisements and editorials worldwide as well as exhibitions in Australia, New York and China displaying her conceptual fine art images.  In the food industry she has worked with top international Chefs plus a variety of Michelin and awarded restaurants, hotels and resorts.  Her specialty is to visually capture the story, stir the viewer’s emotions and always add the “wow” factor each image.  Penelope says, “My aim is to draw the viewer into my world.  For me a successful image not only tells a story but it must lure the gaze, inspire, provoke, fascinate and stir the emotions”.

In 2008 she won the pro division SMH, Shoot the Chef with her renditions of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and over 36 awards in the New York, International Photography Awards.  In 2012 shortlisted for the Moran Portrait Prize and received further 11 awards from the International Photography Awards  totally to 37 award from New York.   Judge for Nikon My Life, Yellow Pages \"Capture the Cover\", Sydney Institute, University of Technology, ABC Green Week, CATC college and Western Sydney Institute.

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