Posts Tagged ‘Sports Photography’

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 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

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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Felix Shumack Upshifts to Profoto B1 and HSS to Shoot Mountain Bikers in Action

Written by Sasha Hallin on . Posted in Sports Photography

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© Felix Shumack

Felix Shumack is an Aussie photographer, based in the UK, with a passion for sports. He began his career back in Sydney as an assistant. Since 2013, he calls London his home and focuses on portrait, action and sports photography. And that is where this story begins. “I love working with athletes that love what they do”, says Felix.

This shoot is the first part of Felix’s personal project called The Grind, a project with an aim to further develop his visual style and grow his portfolio of sports imagery. “I would describe my photographic style as intense and atmospheric. I always shoot on location with controlled light to create imagery full of texture and dynamic range”, he says. “The Grind is about capturing that which drives an athlete to suffer for what they love.”

Felix began the planning of the project by interviewing an athlete, in this case talented amateur mountain biker Ben Spear, to understand the feelings and emotions he has to master to succeed in his sport. “In the interview, Ben talked about overcoming the ‘fear factor’ and mastering the technical aspects of breaking, timing and balance. I used these comments to create the different scenarios for the shoot.“

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