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.
Posts Tagged ‘Sports photography’
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.
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.
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.
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!