Chris Small in Milton Keynes, England by Rob Perry.
“I shot this photo last weekend in Milton Keynes, England of my mate Chris Small. It was taken at around 11:30 at night when we were just riding around the city having a good session and I decided to get out my camera at this cool alley spot we ride. I wanted to create/shoot the photo so it looked as if the street lights were lighting up the scene, I used a Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX kit that I was borrowing from college to light up the photo. But when I was placing the lights it was quite annoying because there was a short wire that was connecting the battery pack to the two lights, so I had to work out the different angles for the lights with them not far apart. But it worked out and this is what I got.
Camera info: Canon 7D with a 50mm 1.8. 1/100, @ f/5.6, ISO 250 and then Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX lights.”
“This shot came about due to the shitty UK weather. I had called Matti that morning and said I was free, but the weather was pretty damn bad so after some discussions as to where we could go, I made a call to Motion skatepark the owner Tom is a damn cool guy.
We arrived at Motion and I guess i’m lucky insofar as it’s a place I know really well so I knew what and where may look ok. I really enjoy shooting with Matti as due to him being a flatland rider it makes me think more about composition, we never really went with any sort of plan or trick in mind it was just chilled.
Matti was trying a few things and I was playing around with lighting when I found this angle, at first I was using just two flashes one to the right and slightly behind which you can make out and one to the left, I decided to use another to fill just to my right and low down. I was using my Canon 60D with the 10-22 @ 10mm which for me works if I get really close to the ground. I ended up setting the shutter at 1/250 f8 and the ISO at 500, the flashes were as above, the one right, slightly behind and high on the stand @ 1/2 power and 80mm, the flash left, @ 1/4 power and 50mm, the one to my right and below @1/4 and 50mm (I think) and fired with Elinchrom Skyports.”
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