Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Goalkeepers in action, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
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Welcome to the the wild world of poorly drawn stick people. …And this, this stick alien represents Gerald, who is the the goal keeper that …you saw in the last frame. And that's him splaying out trying to …catch the ball. And the first thing that we're going to …do in this is, is we're going to let the the fact that we're working in a high …ambient light late afternoon light, dictate the choice of camera that we're …using, as we talked about earlier. I'm using the Nikon D70S, which is a …small chip camera that does an amazing little thing if it doesn't know a flash …is on it. And that is that it syncs at any speed.…
That's why I, I keep a few of these cameras, they're still very cheap on …eBay, just a couple hundred bucks. I keep them in the drawer for when this …one breaks, and I hope to be using these for a long time. …Because they don't make these special cameras anymore. …Pock Wizard as I said, has come out with a, a remote that gets me a couple more …stops of shutter speed. But I can't sync in two thousandths of a …
In the second half of the course, David photographs a group of fencers, transforming the bland lighting in a gym and freezing the athletes' action as they leap. Afterwards, he shoots a group portrait of the fencing club.
- Setting up a multi-strobe shoot
- Capturing athletes in action
- Balancing fading daylight with flash
- Tips for using color gels and flash accessories, from cold shoes to softboxes