Marco Yu – Table Tennis
Studio shoot with ball machine pumping out table tennis balls. Mix of tungsten and flash lighting. All created in camera without retouching.
Lighting equipment: 2 x 1000w Tungsten Redheads. 2 x 2400w Profoto Flash Heads. Neautral Density “flag” invention. Camera equipment: Canon 1ds mk3, 50mm lens. Exposure times: 1/125 – 1/2 second.
The picture below is from the shoot above shown in the video. This is just flash photography with no action blur to it.
Gareth Bale – Profoto & Arri Lighting
We took this as part of the adidas F50 campaign. We were commissioned to capture movement in some of the images so we used continuous lighting and a slightly long exposure. Also the player had to be recognisable and cleanly lit. This meant combining two different types of lighting and placing the lights in the right way.
We had two main set-ups; one with 2400w Profoto 8a flash lighting power packs and another with Arri 1.8k hmi continuous light. All hired from PKE Lighting. See more of the adidas F50 shoot in the brands section.
Here’s a great shot for a local London magazine Hoops of a player from the youth basketball league in London.
Mixing two lighting sources. Continuous tungsten lighting to get the blur and the flash, synced at the end of the exposure to add in a clear image.
See a similar long exposure shoot of a boxer sparring below with more attitude.
Boxing Long Exposure
Long exposure with tungsten lighting with the flash firing at the end of the exposure.
Using a large black cloth to absorb the light together with black polyboards either side to do the same. Keeping it as dark as possible.