Advanced Technique & Process 2A: Shooting: Movement using LED lights and flash

27th Novemeber 2014

Equipment used:

Canon 5D mk iii
430EXii speed lite
Tripod
LED wires

The aim of this shoot was to use the LED wires to record the movement leading up to the moment/jump and then flash the subject at the peek of movement. I wanted my shots to looked less static and really show a progression up to the move. I used the wires to create the trails and in images 3 & 4 used panning to show the fast pace. The model and I worked well together to create the look I wanted. I used shorter exposures for this shoot compared with the 20 second exposures on the last one, because I wanted the subject to appear less ‘transparent’ as the background light was overpowering the flash because it was being exposed for longer. Also on some of the longer exposures the shots appeared more ‘busy’ with all the different light sources leaking in, but with this I wanted to be more intentional.

IW9B5896-01RESIZED IW9B5898-01RESIZED IW9B5900-01RESIZED IW9B5903-01ESIZED IW9B5915-02RESIZED IW9B5917-02RESIZED IW9B5918-02RESIZED IW9B5919-02RESIZED IW9B5920-01RESIZED IW9B5926-02RESIZED IW9B5928-01ESIZED IW9B5939-01RESIZED IW9B5944-01RESIZED IW9B5945-01RESIZED IW9B5946-01RESIZED IW9B5948-01RESIZED

I am extremely happy with these shots and feel they are some of the strongest so far. Next I want to capture the grit and emotion from the free runner, mid move.

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