Kohsaku Hoshino Catches a Jumping Motorcycle Rider Midair with the B1 Off-camera Flash

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Off-camera flash

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We’ve already posted behind-the-scenes videos with the B1 off-camera flash shot in Italy, the US, France and Spain. Now add to that a Japanese video, featuring a jumping motorcycle rider caught midair.

The motorcycle rider in question is professional stunt rider Hiroyuki Ogawa, and the man behind the camera is Japanese photographer Kohsaku Hoshino, using two bare-headed B1s to freeze the action.

“There are a number of reasons why I choose to work with the B1 on this shoot,” says Hoshino. “Shooting on-location meant that I needed a battery-powered flash. I also knew that having a completely cordless flash would make things a lot easier when Ogawa was riding his bike back and forth. Last but not least, I needed speed and power to be freeze the action.”

The final shots from the shoot can be found below.

Click here to see even more of Hoshino’s work.

Click here to read more about the B1 off-camera flash.

 

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Comments (6)

  • Aaron Belford

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    Great new innovative lighting system. But, I keep seeing these lights used for very posed and staged photos. Why? This is a remarkable new system and why has no one used these for more of a run and gun adventure style of image? ProFoto, come on you must know photographers who are experienced enough to utilize these lights to their fullest extent. It’s like having a commercial for the new super car but you just show it getting groceries and in traffic.

    I guess I’ll wait till I get mine shipped to me and shoot that my self.

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    • Fredrik Franzén

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      Hi Aaron,

      Almost all of the videos we have shared so far have been shot without any creative involvement from our side. Fast sports simply seem to be the things that comes to mind for a lot of photographer trying out the B1 for the first time. Nothing wrong with that. But like you say, there is a lot more that can be done.

      If you’re up for the challenge, you know where to find us.

      /Fredrik Franzén, Profoto

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      • David Vayro

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        Hi Fredrik,
        I work as a photographer for Australia’s leading 4WD travel magazine.
        Our cover images always involve lots of action, with strong lighting.

        If you want a photographer who can test the B1 in fast action, tight timeframes, and dirty environments, let me know.

        Regards,
        David Vayro

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