The Poudre river near my house is running at peak flows right now, which means time to kayak, and photograph kayaking. Nothing beats being on the river on a sunny day surfing a good wave. My friend Patrick is always on the river, so we thought he would be a perfect subject for a short multimedia piece. See the video.
We have been using the Glidetrack for some moving video shots. This clever mini dolly system produces great moving shots using the D3s. The first few clips in this video are using this system. Below is a shot of the set up in the water.
To solve the problem of contrast on Patrick boating we used one Elinchrom Ranger shot through a Freelite A head with standard reflector. The A head has a faster flash duration and better for stopping fast moving action. We get many questions about how the Elinchrom Rangers perform. Put simply, they always perform…in rain, wind, sand, tornados (seriously!) and even getting soaked by a large river wave (not recommended).
Tech: Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 1/250 at F11, ISO 100. Elinchrom Ranger shot through Freelite A head, standard reflector. Skyport System used to trigger flash.