Photographer Monte Isom, whom we profiled previously, recently posted a behind-the-scenes video of a shoot he did for Molson Export. On the Vimeo page for the video, Isom picks it up with the following details.
To add drama I wanted to freeze the ice spray while keeping the focus on the player. So we chose Profoto Pro-8a 2400 Air packs for their short flash duration, super fast recycle time and 10 stop range. Being able to dial the packs down was important as all images except 1 setup are shot at f/2.8 at 1/800 with a Phase One 645 camera with a phase one P30+. I also utilized Profoto bi tubes in the event that I needed more power while maintaining the recycle time and short flash duration. A Nikon D3 was used for the motor 11fps shooting capability for shots of players taking shots on goal. The Pro-8’s kept up and recycled without a single frame being dark.
Be sure to hit the Vimeo page itself for more lighting secrets spilled by Isom. Way to go, Monte!
Written by Ron Egatz
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