Bursting flashes freeze splashes of color

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Off-camera Flash, On location, Sports Photography, Videos

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Have you ever seen a photographer use flash to freeze BMX bikers mid air? Of course you have. Have you seen splashes of color powder frozen in time? You probably have. But have you ever seen the two styles combined in one? We think not.

Christoph Jorda was born and raised in a small village in the Bavarian Alps. One day when he was a kid, he got a gift from his grandfather – his first camera.

Since then some things have changed, while others have not. Christoph still lives in the same village, and he is as fascinated by the area’s beauty as he was back then. But today Christoph’s hobby has turned into his profession, and the Bavarian Alps have become the scene for his stunning location photography.

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Sports Photographer Jed Jacobsohn Deals With Pranksters and Seagulls

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Portrait Photography, RFi, Sports Photography

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Marshawn Lynch

© Jed Jacobsohn

Sports photographers run in to all sorts of problems during a shoot. Witty athletes are probably not the most severe of them. Jed Jacobsohn tells a story of how he got pranked by American football player Marshawn Lynch.

Taking editorial portraits of top performing athletes is like shooting a-listed film stars or royalty. They are busy people and they don’t have much time to spare for photography shoots. There’s often a tight schedule where you need to fit in, especially since the writer usually steals most of the time from the subject.

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Tunnel Vision – Richard Dole Shot the Winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Written by Richard Dole on . Posted in Off-camera Flash, On location, Portrait Photography, Sports Photography

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© Richard Dole

Richard Dole is widely known for his auto racing images and portraits of legendary drivers. Every now and then he spares some time from his busy schedule to write down his stories for us. Now he is back with an article about a shooting of the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

My assignment boiled down to simply this: I would have approximately 20 minutes to photograph the most recent winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

OK, here are more of the details. Photograph Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, two of the three Porsche drivers who had taken the checkered flag and overall victory at the famous sports car race in Le Mans, France (the 3rd driver, Nico Hulkenberg, was back to his Formula 1 duties). They were in the United States, where they would spend the balance of the 2015 season, driving for the Porsche North America factory team.

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How to Shoot a Moving Subject – Mark Dadswell Takes the B1 For a Ride

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Sports Photography

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© Mark Dadswell

© Mark Dadswell

Shooting a moving subject can be tricky as it is. But how do you give the speed of a professional cyclist justice in a photograph and at the same time capture the beautiful surroundings? Sports photographer Mark Dadswell mounted two Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes on the back of his car and let the light shine the way.

Being an experienced sports photographer Mark Dadswell has captured fast moving champions, such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Sally Perason, in action before. However, when he started thinking about doing a shooting with Australian cyclist Alex Morgan he wanted to recreate the feeling of movement, but also capture the natural beauty of the south-eastern coast roads of Australia. And doing it all under studio lighting. That’s how the idea of making a lighting rig on the back of a car came about.

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Behind the Scenes with Blair Bunting and the Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Sports Photography

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© Blair Bunting

Sports photographer Blair Bunting takes us behind the scene of an EAS advertising campaign. On his blog he has published three videos from the campaign and he tells us about the challenges and satisfaction during the three-day shoot.

Shooting athletes can be sweaty business. This becomes evident when reading Blair Buntings story about an advertising campaign he did for the sports nutrition company EAS – a photo shoot that that according to himself was among the most complicated he ever did. He sums up his impressions in three different blog posts. First he introduces the campaign, in the second article he goes in to more technical details, and in the last part he talks about the physical and mental stress of a big shoot.

He did the shoot with Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and he has recorded three different BTS videos from the shooting. You can watch all three of them here below. He also published some of the images from the EAS campaign. Make sure to check it out!

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