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Photo of the Week: PJ Turns

matti by paul 640

Matti called me saying he’d found a carpark for us to try and shoot some pictures, so that evening we went and checked it out with the usual thought of we’d get a couple of pics before security asked us to leave. Just as I was setting up my flashes a security woman walks onto the level, she walks over and asks what we were doing, we explained, instead of asking us to leave she said “oh cool” and watched for a while. As the carpark was empty and dark, I wanted to try capture this and also emphasize how flatlanders are elusive mysterious creatures. My set up for this shot was really simple as I could use the markings on the floor to know when Matti was rolling into the right spot, 2x Canon 430EXII on 1/4 power @ 50mm set either side but slightly infront of Matti as to not light his front up too much, I used my 24-105 lens @ 105mm on my Canon 6D. As I remember we only took a couple of shots of this trick before we got this one which was a result.”

Photo of the Week: Pj Turns

pj turns potw

I really like the framing of this shot combined with the color palette. There are a lot of shapes and textures in this environment but the rider is framed so nicely in a small area that would otherwise stick out as a blank space.

“A few of us traveled up to a new park in Cardiff… Rampworld. After a good session ridin, myself and James decided to shoot some pictures. James Jones is amazing to shoot pictures with cos he is an animal on a bike! This shot came about as I had just set my flashes up and I hadn’t intended this angle, it was a test shot, to see how the lighting worked. I was really happy with how it turned out once I saw it and it looked really clean. My flash set up was 2 far left on 1/2 power and 2 right and behind on 1/4 power, shot with a Canon 60d with a 10-22 lens. Rampworld is awesome to shoot pictures in as it’s so new and clean, it’s also a damn fun park to ride.”

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