Monday, December 6, 2010

How the pros do it: Way rad surfing shots

Are you an aspiring sports photographer? This is a great video that gives us some insight to how the real pros do it. Real hard core photo geeks might appreciate it more, but anyone who's interested in how great images are made might enjoy watching this as well.

I ran across this on David Hobby's Strobist blog: Hangin' Eight, with Dave Black.

It's a great lesson in how pro photographers are using the latest in wireless lighting technology to produce pictures that really stand out from from the pack. Black walks you through his setup. It's really impressive and enlightening (pardon the pun).

Still intrigued? To get started making these kinds of images, all you need is $5,000 in lighting equipment, a $4800 digital camera, and a $5,800 lens. And an assistant. Oh yeah, and a few years of practice to learn how to use all that equipment and – most importantly - develop an understanding of light, composition, and the necessary sense of timing to capture those great moments.

Are you game?

A comparison of images without, left, and with remote flash. © David Black Photography.

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