Shooting downhill bikers with the Narrow Beam Reflector and Profoto B1

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Óscar Santiago is a sports photographer with a knack for capturing action-filled images of downhill and off-road bikers. We had a short chat with him to learn about the secret behind his striking pictures: The Narrow Beam Reflector.

Being a photographer means you not only need to be able to spot an opportunity, but you also must have the ability to seize the moment and create amazing images while doing so. One of these moments occurred when Óscar Santiago was given the chance to shoot up-and-coming Spanish downhill star Telma Terrogrosa – which is something Óscar has wanted to do for some time. So when Telma agreed to take part in the shoot, Óscar new exactly what to do.

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A week in a photographer’s life: Monday – Athletic action

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Every new day is a new challenge for a photographer. Will it be a portrait, sports, fashion or something else completely? And no matter what that day brings, it must always end in the same way – with a great shot. Follow acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer Andreas Lundberg over one week as he tries out the new Profoto D2 – the world’s fastest monolight with TTL – and see how he overcomes his challenges. Andreas starts his week with an action filled shoot pumped full of adrenaline.

For Andreas Lundberg photography is a lifestyle. Every part of his life, every little detail, could be a potential picture. It is in his DNA. He has even got ‘ISO’ tattooed on his forearm.

Andreas is a Stockholm-based fashion and portrait photographer who shoots anything from editorial, high-fashion, and beauty, to advertising, portrait, and sport photography. He has different shoots and different assignments every week, yet he always delivers every image without compromising his unique look and feel. In order to achieve his crisp, high contrast images time after time, he not only needs to be passionate and hardworking, he needs fast, reliable, and versatile equipment, such as the D2.

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A colorful shoot with Christoph Schöch, snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, and the Profoto B1

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in On location, Sports photography

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© Christoph Schöch

© Christoph Schöch

Recently Christoph Schöch did a colorful shoot with snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, jumping through tinted smoke, using the Profoto B1. Naturally we had to ask him a few questions about it.

As for many professional photographers Lichtenstein based Christoph Schöch started in the business due to another interest. Passionate about skiing, mountain biking, and other action sports, he started to photograph his friends. Now he has been working as an outdoor and commercial photographer for 10 year. Equipped with a Profoto B1, smoke grenades, holy dust, and an extinguisher he and Thomas Feuerstein found the perfect slope in Montafon Valley.

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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

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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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