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Capturing Action in the Studio

with Michael Clark

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    02:13
  •   03 HSS, HS and Hypersync

    06:56

Class duration: 1h 23m

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About The Class

Lighting that freezes motion

With the advent of numerous high-speed sync technologies it is now possible to freeze motion like never before. Action Photographer Michael Clark will discuss how to use Hi-Sync (HS) techniques to capture fast moving action in the studio. Working with a parkour athlete we will walk you step by step through the process to figure out this exciting new technology and discuss how it can be used in the studio and out on location.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:13
  2. 02

    Lighting 101: Flash Sync Speeds

    07:35
  3. 03

    HSS, HS and Hypersync

    06:56
  4. 04

    Gear for Hi-Sync (HS) and HSS

    02:09
  5. 05

    Setting Up for Hi-Sync (Nikon)

    01:25
  6. 06

    Setting Up for Hi-Sync (Canon)

    03:38
  7. 07

    Dialing in the Flash Exposure

    04:26
  8. 08

    Shoot: Athlete Portrait

    09:27
  9. 09

    Shoot: Capturing Action with Parkour Athletes

    30:38
  10. 10

    Post Processing Action Shots

    15:13

Meet Your Expert

Michael Clark

Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, big-wave surfers and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world.  ... read more

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  • JennMercille

    JennMercille

    April 2018

    This was such a cool class! My strobe skills are intermediate at best, and I learned SO MUCH! Michael Clark knows his tech, and demonstrates how to make it work best for you creatively. I definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn or improve their professional lighting skills, or manipulate them creatively to light with intention!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    October 2017

    The technical information is good. The practical application was slow. The same wall flip shot over and over while he fiddled with settings and none of the shots looked good.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    October 2017

    What to say! Michael is a true pro in action photography, knows what he is doing, gets it the first time almost always.

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