This is my first ongoing project, and to keep it simple, it will be a family project of sorts.
My brother is a HUGE BMX fan. I mean he goes to work, comes home, rides his bike. And he’s pretty good. I figured getting some good shots would help us both. I could add to my portfolio/experience and he would get some pictures to use for promotions etc… It’s also a good way for me to combine two of my favorite things in photography: action and off camera lighting.
Here’s the setup for the first few pictures. Canon 430EXII, half power through the umbrella. Exposure was 1/250s, f/4.0, ISO 200. You can see my custom battery pack for the speedlight dangling off the umbrella.:
That yielded this:
Next I moved the light to camera left and extended the light stand to its full 7 feet. Here’s my favorite from that sequence.
You can find more pics from this first shoot here:
I’ll be adding more pictures as the project progresses. The park has a few ramps, so we’ll be able to get some more dramatic aerial shots.