Mon 15-Oct-12 12:26 AM | edited Mon 15-Oct-12 08:42 AM by Hawk Eyes
Hi, Here is another sports fashion photo shoot I did with the D800E for Body Glove, Joe Bark surf boards, and Smash Athletica with Donny Young who is world champion and #1 ranked beach tennis player in the US. Just can't say enough how awesome this camera is to use for editorial fashion and action sports work. This camera does it all for me.
1. Ad promo Beach tennis: shot Raw: camera center hand held, strobe low right with small 20-spread grid, key light strobe high left with beauty dish and soft box silk over dish. Einstein strobes were set to action which act like a speed light with much more power. Shot at Af-c, f11, 1/250, ISO 200. I was seated hand held with camera center and had the subject two step run then jump straight up above the 5-ft. net. This is one shot, so timing was crucial.
2. Ad promo for Body Glove and Joe Bark: shot Raw: camera center hand held, key light beauty dish directly behind me with soft box silk cover, strobe left with reflector feathered towards rock and subject towards the ocean. Shot at Af-c, F16, 1/250, ISO 200, standing center
Post for all shots was done in light room 4 converted to Jpg. Thanks Pete
Thank you guys for the kind words, Yes the horizon in #1 was a intentional effect. The funny thing is if you look in the lower right corner there are two SUP riders in the water paddling out. In Photo #2 that is a stand up paddle board, or called a SUP....good times Thanks Pete
Wed 17-Oct-12 12:08 AM | edited Wed 17-Oct-12 12:09 AM by KnightPhoto
I always marvel at your work Pete and this is no exception!
Are your lights on full manual or are you also folding CLS or pocket wizards in too?
For myself I wonder if I could get any patient subjects while I lit and re-lit to get it right. I'm guessing it doesn't take you too many tries and you are good to go. Plus clearly you are working fast, for example to get the right lighting for shot #1 you have to be quick.
Wed 17-Oct-12 03:58 AM | edited Wed 17-Oct-12 04:07 AM by Hawk Eyes
Thank you guys. I really appreciate the positive feedback. You all have great photos as well. As far as my strobes go, yes, I shoot them manually and use the CyberSync CST Transmitter and Transceivers to shoot wirelessly and adjust them as needed. The Einsteins I use are very easy to adjust power up and down.
I shoot a little bit unconventionally compared to a lot of photographers, as I shoot by eye more now, and don't meter and use the histogram as much anymore (but I used to all the time when I first started).
It is funny the numbers and meta data are still there; I just do not look at them to get the shot anymore. IMO, and the photographers I look up to the most, our opinion is once you have a good grasp on how to use Aperture / Shutter /ISO and the functions of the camera you are shooting, you get a sense of how a photo will turn out after a couple test shots and looking at the LCD and in post on your computer over and over.
I think we all have the talent to take great photos, we just need to be patient and open our minds to learn from everyone