Photographer David Hobby employs multiple strobes to capture young soccer players in action and in portraits.
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- So a couple years ago, I decided that I wanted to primarily do two things with my camera. Number one, have fun. That's always an important thing. And number two, to make pictures that were a value to the community around me. So to that end, we are here today at the Soccer Association of Columbia at Covenant Park, and we're going to be shooting pictures of goal keepers, and that brings on its own challenges when you're shooting outside in, well, not full daylight, but most daylight at this point. We've got strobes wrapped up around the goal, and we're going to be doing some tricks with high-speed sync to help extend the power of our strobes going into the shoot.
Hopefully we'll be able to over-power the sun a little bit, shooting into the net, lying on the ground, right in front of the goal keepers, and bring them up in a little studio every time they go to make a stop.
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