Friday, June 22, 2012
The Wakeboard Studio Shoot
One of photographer Patrick Hall's favorite things about living in Charleston, South Carolina is being close to the ocean. He loves being in and around the water, and although he confesses he's not very good at it, he also enjoys wakeboarding. Charleston has become a pretty big hub for sports like kiteboarding and wakeboarding over the last few years, and this city is not short on talented athletes.
Patrick took an interest in wakeboard photography a couple years ago and has always enjoyed shooting images from extreme angles. "Although I’ve gotten some cool images, I never felt like I really had much control over my images with just daylight," he says. "I’ve tried to bring strobes outside to create something 'different', but even those shots have been done a million times. I decided I wanted a way to shoot a rider flying through the air with interesting, studio quality lighting."
In order to do that, Patrick had to bring the wakeboarders and the ocean....into his studio.
(Click on any thumbnail image below for an enlarged view.)
- The Video Lesson
- Background Story
- Challenges on Water
- Bringing the Outdoors, Indoors
- Final Results
- GoPro HD
- Nikon D300
- Canon 7D
- Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens
- Nikkor 70-200 2.8 Telephoto Lens
The Video Lesson