Introduction to Today's Shoot
Good morning, I'm Corey Rich, and you are watching Creative Live in conjunction with Redbull Photography. We're at Woodward and Truckee, California, just outside the Lake Tahoe basin, one of my favorite places on the planet. That's why I choose to live here. And, we're here with Corey Martinez. You'll see him just kind of feeling it out in the background, Redbull athlete, BMX Street athlete, top of his game. And so it's a real treat to work with one, someone names Corey, and two, a top level athlete. Today we're indoors, and I think this is really the premise of this entire course. It's as an action sports adventure photographer working for a client like Redbull, what do you do on location? How so you actually put together sets of pictures that help profile the athlete, but also tell a more complete story? And so, today we're gonna sorta dissect how you shoot indoors. Segment one, we're gonna focus on shooting with natural light. I'm gonna really sorta rift with Corey, and try to under...
stand the complexities world, what he's thinking, what's possible, what's not possible, and try to add my visual aesthetic to what he's doing. We're also gonna set up some remote cameras at the end of segment one. In segment two we're gonna get into using strobes indoors. And I'm pretty excited that we're inside. I can see wind blowing outside, because snow if blowing off the rook of Woodward. And it feels pretty good to be nice and warm, and unaffected by the weather. Segment three, we're gonna shoot a portrait of Corey. And in segment four, and I want everyone that's watching at home to think about this, or if you're watching at work, even better, and that is, we're gonna sit as a round table with my entire crew, Jeff Johnson, Blide Gilleys, Brett Wilhelm, and Corey Martinez. And, we're going to answer your questions both from an athletes perspective and also from a photography perspective. Anything and everything is fair game if you want to send questions over our way. I'm gonna be totally transparent today. I am an adventure sports action photographer. I've shot a ton of sports in a ton of locations around the planet. But, this is not my wheelhouse. This is not where I've spent most of my time shooting, with BMX Street athletes. And I think it's important I'm revealing all of this, because I know there are people watching this that this is your space. But, the key as a photographer is to just be transparent. Be honest with the athletes that you're working with. I'm not trying to pretend that I'm someone that I'm not. I've spent a lot of time behind the camera. I've spent a lot of time with great athletes. But, I'm gonna really explain that to Corey so that he can educate me. He brings a lifetime of knowledge of what's possible in these environments, and I bring a lifetime in a creative knowledge, and how the camera works, and what I think looks good, and my style, to the table. And so, just communicating clearly is really the key. Me expressing what I'm trying to do, Corey explaining what's possible, and let me see if I can actually, actually before I bring Corey over, we also have four fantastic students as a part of this class who also work for Redbull. And, I'm gonna let the camera spin around and let you guys introduce yourselves. We've had a ton of fun in the last two days, and Alex, maybe we can start with you. Many you can give us a, tell us who you are, and your background as in photography.
My name's Alex Goodlett. I'm based in New York City. And, I specialize in sports action in both adventure and main stream sports.
My name is Bryan Ralph, or Ralphie. I'm from Nelson, BC, and I shoot mostly snow sports, and a little bit of bike.
I'm Mike Killion, killertown on Instagram. I shoot a lot of Great Lakes surfing, cold water surf, a little bit of skate and stuff here, but not so much anymore, so. Pretty fun to shoot some BMX today.
Hello I'm Camera Jesus from Detroit, Michigan. I grew up riding BMX, so I'm really excited about today. This'll be great.