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Recent work-Mostly flash work

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Haven't had much time to shoot any outdoors related stuff, but I've been extremely busy with my work. Been branching out into some areas using flash and strobes in addition to a lot of action work and many posters. Here is a small sample of some of that work. Sorry it isn't a bird or animal but its something.

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Senior shots for a softball team. Shot during the middle of the day, pretty much straight out of the camera.

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Another version of the senior shot.

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Some playing around test shots for a couple of upcoming shoots involving softball, golf and tennis. Again pretty much straight out of the camera. A little more refinement to come smile

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Great work Dan! I like them all, even the one where the girls are leaning on the fence, they have the stare down look perfect!

The last two are also very interesting....good stuff!

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I like the inclusion of the sky in that first image and the last two are nicely done as well!

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I love the swing shots!

If it's not a trade secret, I'd be interested to know how you freeze the batter yet leave the entire swing fluid.

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Thanks all for the comments. LeeKen no trade secrets here, done very simply. I used glow sticks taped to the bat, next time I will use rope lights that plug in for brighter light. Set the aperture wide open, f4 on the 17-40. ISO 100 and a shutter speed of around 10-15 seconds.

I just had her swing slow and I counted to just a second or two before the time was up and fired a flash with a Pocket Wizard that was on a stand about 8' in front of her set to 1/16 power. You could just walk over and manually fire the flash as well so you don't need special triggers, I tend to be lazy and like technology smile

Doesn't matter what the subject is doing until the flash is fired. In fact in a few shots I used a small flashlight and painted around her, walked out of the frame and fired the flash. You can see my light trail but not me.

I have a series of shots that need to be done and I thought this might make for a different look, so this is experimental and in the test phase. I am also going to try a gel on the flash, to warm the skin tones a bit.

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