Day One with Strobes!!

Strobes are always the next level a photographer works on to increase their skills. They take years to master, but we all have to start somewhere. After putting it off for over a year, I finally bit the bullet. 

I have used flashes for some projects, but never in-depth and always small uses. Once you add the action and speed of things like motocross to the power and complexity of a studio strobe, things start to get a bit complicated. 

To get started, I picked up the trusty Profoto B1 light from my local camera shop and wonderful supporter, George's Camera, here in San Diego. I set off to see what I could do. 

All of the shots I've included are done via HyperSync, not High Speed Sync. I had to use my Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 to get the Hypersync to work. If you don't know how the two differ, a simple Google search can give you some great articles about the subject and when to pick one over the other. I plan on using both in my work but this shoot called for HyperSync. 

Overall I learned a lot from the few hours that I had with Max. Cant wait to get back out there and shoot some more and keep on learning! 


Rider : Max Lee

Light: Profoto B1

Camera: Canon 1DX

Lens: Rokinon 14mm and Sigma 120-300 2.9 Sport


Here is one of the set ups that I used while shooting Max, the light in this photo was a bit close to the subject but it was all in the testing and getting to know our gear. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!