Posts Tagged ‘Sports photography’

Shooting downhill bikers with the Narrow Beam Reflector and Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Sports photography, Videos

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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 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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Small Kit & Big Results – João Carlos’s BTS Video With the Profoto B2

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Videos

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If a friend knocks on the door and asks you to photograph him on his new motorcycle, it doesn’t really matter that it’s early in the morning. Award-winning photographer João Carlos stepped out of bed and brought his Profoto B2 Kit out to greet the day.

New York-based João Carlos professional focus is on advertising, fashion, and fine art photography. But every now and then a photographer gets the chance to shoot a personal project. That is exactly what happened when an old friend of João’s called up and asked him to take pictures of his new motorcycle.

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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

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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