Jean Sinotte of Studio Fotomode in Quebec City was a longtime user of the Sekonic L-358 light meter. Although Sinotte used the meter with the optional radio flash triggering, what he really longed for was the ability to regulate the power of flash units directly from the meter.
“I’m an old style photographer, and don’t want to spend many hours in Photoshop,” Sinotte says. “I prefer to do the correct things in-camera at the shoot. I prefer working freely when l’m placing my light sources, with no camera on my neck or close to me. l know we already have some systems that give you those possibilities, but because they’re mounted on the camera body, you must have your camera with you all the time. I’m a huge fan of using a meter, and l was looking to be able to adjust all the power of my flashes directly from the position of my model.”
In November, Sinotte found his answer. “l saw the announcement about the new Sekonic L-478DR and l knew right away that was the tool for me,” he says. Not a speed light fan, Sinotte went with Einstein lights and the PocketWizard PowerMC2 and FlexTT5, which turned out to be the system he was looking for.
“It’s a huge step to access to my Einsteins without having to go to the flashes and constantly adjusting the power of them,” says Sinotte. “I’m still discovering great ways to work with the system at each photo shoot, and the Sekonic L-478DR is so great: accurate, reliable, and versatile.”
You can see more of Sinotte’s work on the Studio Fotomode Facebook page.
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