Last week Friday “10/28/16” I was assign to photograph Athlete of the Week for The News Journal in Wilmington Delaware. Normally, I will try to envision my set-up prior to arriving at the location. Is this normal? Well, For me it’s quite normal to do this being that I will only have a short period of time to work with the athlete.
Upon arriving at the location I immediately made up in my mind that I was going to use multiple speed lights (4) to light the subject. However, Once I pulled into the parking lot the wind had other ideas. On that day the wind was gusting up to 14 knots which interns translates into wind speeds up to 16.5 mph. The wind gust was entirely too strong to use multiple speed lights like I had originally planned.
Therefore, I went to a one light set up. I used (1) Canon EOS 430 EXII and (1) Rogue Flashbender 2 – Large Soft Box kit and (1) standard light stand with the help of a student-athlete to hold the stand and I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L.
I do plan to go back to a full frame camera body particularly for shooting features “Portraits” I personally feel I will get better results with a full frame body verse a crop sensor camera, This is my opinion. My last full frame body was the Canon 1Ds, Currently, I’m looking at affordable used full frame bodies Examples: 1Ds Mark II and the Canon 5D Mark II.
See set-up below. Featured Images is the final result.
Athlete of the Week Gentry Meinecke pose for a photo while her teammate holds a light-stand Friday, Oct 28, 2016, at Brandywine High School in Wilmington.
Athlete of the Week Gentry Meinecke positioned in a standard field hockey action pose shot of a low perspective using natural light Friday, Oct 28, 2016, at Brandywine High School in Wilmington.
Read full story here: Athlete of the Week: Gentry Meinecke