Aquabatics” ... nikon d1x, iso400, 1/500 at f8.0, nikkor 300mm f2.8 lens (at 300mm) wb 6250k. synchronized swimming is a breathtaking sport and a challenge to photograph.
combining splashing water and flash, whether using speedlights or large strobe systems always guarantees a successful picture. the flash freezes the action perfectly by means of a very fast/short “flash duration” of 1/1000 to 1/4000 depending on the flash system ... but also, the nikon d1x camera’s advanced digital technology allowing a fast shutter “synch speed” of 1/500 (like today’s high speed sync) was ground breaking in 2001.
this is the usa national team doing their highest degree of difficulty maneuver. i had obtained permission from usa synchronized swimming in indianapolis to photograph the competition using my strobes. lots of good pictures were made, but when the ladies who were under the water launched these two “flippers” the moment became “synchro-photo-nirvana” for me.
i used 4 sport strobes secured in the catwalk system above the olympic size pool and only illuminated the synchro competition area. this allowed the back half of the pool to fade to black. the strobes were arranged in a square configuration to match the square competition area. i increased the power of the 2 back strobes to be +1.0 brighter than the 2 front strobes to help “separate” the aerial action from the -3.0 stops dark back half of the pool.
i am no synchro swimming aficionado, but i do have extensive experience with figure skating and gymnastics. what's the connection? ... music. i didn't know the synchro program, but i did know that each group of competitors would perform some kind of airborne skill. i kept taking pictures and listening to the music. it sounded like a crescendo was building and i saw the ladies "set-up" for something special ... flash! ... wow!
this is one of my all-time favorite action images. it has been published dozens of times over the years. everything came together as planned. the lighting, the dark background, the athlete’s perfect execution of their “signature” aerial skill, and the graceful design of the water trails (a bonus) that makes this picture unique. @nikonusa
There is something very peaceful in the way that clouds are painted across the sky during a long exposure. @nikonusa d850, nikkor 16-35mm lens, 3 minutes at f/16 using a benro master series 15 stop nd.
iceland interior is evil. there mud will stick to your shoes next to alpine whitewater streams and blocks of ice and of course sulphur gases that escape through the vents right next to you. true wilderness! / islandi sisemaa on kuri. seal kleepub muda saabastele, samas on kõrval mägijõed ja jääpangad ning muidugi maa seest väljapurskuvad väävli järgi haisevad gaasid. metsik!
The wardrobe for our beautiful fitness model @ efit_revolution turned out to be critical after choosing a blue/green illuminated staircase as a shoot location. because magenta and blue/green are on opposing sides of the color spectrum, i intentionally chose these magenta-colored tights believing that the colors would ultimately blend well in the final image.
for the lighting, a large softbox provided the general illumination of the model, while a 5-degree grid provided a very subtle increase in light volume to her face. this was all balanced to blend with the existing lights embedded in the staircase.
this image was from the fourth day of the of the @ summitworkshops sports workshop held last month in denver. all of the summit series of photography workshops are life-changing photography learning experiences. they are friendly, inclusive, and everyone on the faculty is willing to share everything they can to help you reach your photography goals.
Пасмурная погода не помеха для хорошей фотографии. И съёмка под таким живописным навесом или просто под открытой крышей или аркой может быть вполне успешной и свет будет очень хорош.
👉27- го августа - Санкт-Петербург; 👉17-22 сентября фототур в Грузию,
👉30-е сентября - Москва;
👉 1-5 октября мастер-класс в Стамбуле и Каппадокии
👉7 -17 октября - фототур в горную Киргизию;
👉21 октября - мастер-класс в Астрахани