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Capturing Action in the Studio

with Michael Clark

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   03 HSS, HS and Hypersync


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

  2. 02

    Lighting 101: Flash Sync Speeds

  3. 03

    HSS, HS and Hypersync

  4. 04

    Gear for Hi-Sync (HS) and HSS

  5. 05

    Setting Up for Hi-Sync (Nikon)

  6. 06

    Setting Up for Hi-Sync (Canon)

  7. 07

    Dialing in the Flash Exposure

  8. 08

    Shoot: Athlete Portrait

  9. 09

    Shoot: Capturing Action with Parkour Athletes

  10. 10

    Post Processing Action Shots


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


    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.

  • Jeremy Mohlke

    December 2019

    Good video for explaining HSS and it's usefulness. With that said, if you have LED lighting (rotolight), you don't have to take one picture to try to get the shot.

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