“Sure we can do that.”
I went out to his house in Somerset and took some light stands and speed lights. I used his camera and got some cool photos of him as an Action Hero. He even climbed up on a stool and jumped for some! It was my first time just shooting with speed lights but we both learned a lot and had fun.
There we some funny moments when I told him he should stop jogging and “really run!” So while I was waiting for him to come around the corner, I could hear him screaming, “GET TO THE CHOPPA!” like Arnold did in PREDATOR movie. I’m surprised I got the shot, I was laughing so hard. I guess you do whatever you need to get into character.
Below you will find some the “best” photos. Click on then for a larger view. Later I’ll post my creative composites.
Here is a diagram of our lighting set up. Fired remotely using the Nikon SB600 to trigger the other two “slave” flashes. Shot at F/8 ISO 200 (later bumped up to 400) and Shutter at 1/250second but while he was running I realized the speed lights would “freeze” him so I slowed down my shutter speed to 1/30 second to get more ambient light into the picture. I love doing these kinda of things, having fun and learning.
And here is the photo that inspired him.
Thanks for letting me share,