Take your sports action photography to the next level with lighting! When you control the lighting you will set your work far apart from the rest of the pack. Join veteran sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through three different action sports scenarios using a different lighting setup in each location. From speedlights to the Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger systems, you’ll learn about all of the gear Dave uses, the camera settings needed to freeze fast action, how to use zone focusing to get tack sharp results, how to work with your subjects to keep everyone safe during the shoot, and so much more!
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Join Dave as he goes over the concepts covered in this class before jumping into the setup for the first shoot on the tennis courts with speedlights.
It is helpful to understand what your camera's shutter is doing when using high-speed sync.
Dave goes over the basics of setting up the lighting for tennis action portraits.
Time for a change of clothing, setting, and lens to create a whole new look.
Dave sets up for a soccer shoot with a change in lighting equipment, and goes over all the gear he uses with the Quadra system.
With the lighting gear set up, Dave goes over camera settings, camera position, and begins working with the soccer players.
With everyone warmed up Dave goes on to capture a variety of soccer action shots.
A new athlete brings a new opportunity for more dynamic action shots.
Dave takes the lighting power up a few notches for this final shoot location by using the Ranger system. Join Dave as he goes over the new gear and the approach for lighting this type of shoot.
Weather conditions are not ideal, but Dave shows how to get up close and personal with the racers as they come out of a turn. This first pass is to help everyone get warmed up and comfortable with the process.
As the team gets more comfortable with the process they are able to build up to capturing multiple riders in a single shot.
A change up to the 400mm lens comes with a new framing position and a different concept.
Earlier in the class Dave spoke about how the camera's shutter behaves during high-speed sync and HyperSync. Back in the studio he reviews the concepts with the aid of animation.
Dave returns to the studio to review his images and critique what worked and what didn't during the three different shoots.
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave's work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV…