Get The Shot Studios - Photography by Mark Whitehead

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE STUDIO
PHOTOGRAPHY & RETOUCHING

DAN DRUET - PORTRAIT SESSION

Behind the Scenes - Athlete Profile -August 2014

This month I had the opportunity to shoot with a very talented young athlete named Dan Druet. Dan is a pro Kite Boarder taking over the scene in Squamish BC. All images shot on location at the Squamish Spit.

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DAN DRUET - ATHLETE PORTRAIT SESSION

INFO: PENTAX 645D • 55mm Prime F2.8 Lens - ISO100, F13, 1/125

DAN DRUET - ATHLETE PORTRAIT SESSION

INFO: CANON 1DS Mark 3 • 70-200mm F2.8L Lens - ISO400, F7.1, 1/1250

HYPERSYNC BREAKDOWN & SHOOTING TECHNIQUES:

For this shoot I wanted to freeze as much of the action as possible. My goal was to try something new and bring lighting out on the water and use HyperSync, I have not seen anyone else try this yet, I assume only because it is pretty risky, unless you have good insurance coverage. Anyway, I was able to utilized the high shutter speed capabilities of HyperSync to freeze all of the water droplets and spray and still manipulate the lighting. I have listed my camera settings below each image for anyone interested in trying this technique. I should note that there was quite a bit of tweaking time in the studio before heading out on the water, the HyperSync system needs to be dialled in to your lights prior to the shoot.

DAN DRUET - ATHLETE PORTRAIT SESSION

INFO: CANON 1DS Mark 3 • 24-70mm F2.8L Lens - ISO400, F5.6, 1/2000

DAN DRUET - ATHLETE PORTRAIT SESSION

INFO: CANON 1DS Mark 3 • 24-70mm F2.8L Lens - ISO400, F6.3, 1/2000

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT & HYPERSYNC TRANSMITTERS:

• LIGHTS: - 2 x Elinchrom A-Head - VIEW PRODUCT
• RANGER SPEED AS PACK - VIEW PRODUCT
• TRANSMITTERS: POCKET WIZARD FLEX - TT5 - VIEW PRODUCT
• TRANSMITTERS: POCKET WIZARD PLUS III - VIEW PRODUCT

BEHIND THE SCENES - DAN DRUET - PORTRAIT SESSION

BEHIND THE SCENES - DAN DRUET - PORTRAIT SESSION

BEHIND THE SCENES - DAN DRUET - PORTRAIT SESSION

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