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Gear Talk => Lighting => Topic started by: EOBeav on October 17, 2012, 11:55:00 AM

Title: Sports photo question
Post by: EOBeav on October 17, 2012, 11:55:00 AM
This seems like a pretty big off-camera flash to use for an NBA game (http://siphotos.tumblr.com/post/33774810988/lebron-james-drives-to-the-hoop-during-game-2-of), especially so because it doesn't appear to be modified/softened in any way. Isn't that uncommon for sports photos, especially for something as high profile as the NBA?
Title: Re: Sports photo question
Post by: EOBeav on October 19, 2012, 09:58:34 AM
Ok, I was wondering why I had zero responses, and apparently the link was broken. It's fixed now. Any thoughts on using this kind of light in that kind of venue?
Title: Re: Sports photo question
Post by: RLPhoto on October 19, 2012, 10:13:57 AM
I've seen some photog's use PCB einstiens to light a small gym with radio poppers for triggers.

They tend to use a 10" aluminum cone to get the reach they need and setup long before the game starts.

but for something this large, probably a couple of large broncolor strobes.
Title: Re: Sports photo question
Post by: EOBeav on October 19, 2012, 02:00:38 PM
I've seen some photog's use PCB einstiens to light a small gym with radio poppers for triggers.

They tend to use a 10" aluminum cone to get the reach they need and setup long before the game starts.

but for something this large, probably a couple of large broncolor strobes.

It just seems like a lot of light to use in a situation like that. If I'm Lebron, and I'm ready to throw one down over Dwight Howard, I'm going to be hopping mad if I get a big flash in my eyes at the last second.