My recent project Hypersync Surfing went live on Elinchrom.com last week. For this project Elinchrom and PocketWizard were kind enough to ship out quite a bit of gear, which allowed me to experiment more with Hypersync techniques and make the above image a reality. The above image was lit from 500-feet away, which is a first for a surfing shot. When I posted a link to the Elinchrom article on Facebook, I found out that in the 1940’s the US military devised a strobe that could light the ground from 10,000 feet. Hence, while lighting up a surfer from 500-feet away using strobes isn’t a unique brand new type of photographic image, doing so with off-the-shelf gear and a much, much smaller budget than the US military used back in the day is pretty amazing to think about, at least in terms of what is possible these days using Hypersync. For the full story on this project head on over to the Elinchrom blog, which has a full article, behind the scenes images and a behind the scenes video.
My thanks to Brian Bielmann, Ben Reed and Robin Dabney for all their help on this project – and especially to Ben Reed for the behind the scenes video. Look for an in-depth article on this shoot in the next issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter.