Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The photo shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
Okay so walk right up to the center. Let me grab a focus on you. …Walk up to the center line. Like stand, someone stand right there on …that center line if you would. I'm going to focus on you. …There we go. Okay, so it's going to take me a couple …to figure out where the where the little, the, the climactic moment is. …So, whenever you're ready. (SOUND). …Okay, so take that whole thing and move it over three feet that way so when you …finish, you finish across the line from each other, all right? …So what i, what is the moment here? Is it, is it when, is it when the blade's …being parried? Is that what's going on or? …Male (INAUDIBLE) We assume one hand over there.…
Male Okay, so, okay (CROSSTALK). Slow, slow, give me slow motion is what …you're doing cause I'm an idiot. Okay, it's the second hit that I'm …looking for right? Male Yeah, yeah. …Male That bump bump. Male Yes. …Male Got it. Alright hit me. …Not literally. Male We're going to wait before you. …Male Yeah, can someone else can tell us what to do? …
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