This is a study of the possibilities of shooting high performance action sports with studio lights. I was lucky enough to work with some of the best skimboarders in the world what allowed me to try all my ideas. Took lots of big and heavy flashes to the beach and during this one particular session we were lucky enough to get good waves and the most beautiful sunset of the year.
Author: My interest in photography began during a time I was also really into mountain biking. So I was mainly shooting the landscape of the places I got to go on my bike. Since biking is a sport that teaches you the importance of waking up early, I’ve also learnt to appreciate the beauty of that early morning light.
Since I’ve always been into sports it was a natural step to start shooting my friends doing sports. I quickly noticed that shooting during “the golden hour” led to shots I liked more. But then I started shooting sports like skateboarding and it’s very hard to talk skateboarders into walking up at 5am to get that good light. That was when I started studying artificial light.
Nowadays I travel with a pretty big amount of gear and place flashes where I probably shouldn’t be placing to get the shots you see here.