Tuesday, August 4, 2009


In the end of May I went to Calgary, Alberta to shoot the Red Bull X-Fighters event. These are some shots from the event and the pre-event promo shoot with Canadian Jeff Fehr and Robbie Maddison.

I had all sorts of ideas about using flash to light things up during the event but after a few light tests I realized that with the lighting at the venue and the fact that there were almost 10 different jumps it would be almost impossible to do well. I could have lit one jump really well and just shot it with a dedicated camera but I also would have had to light the background to match and it wouldn't really have been worth the effort without a lot of big lights...

So all natural light thanks to the Nikon D3 and D700

Check out the rest of the photos on Flickr (photo is link)

IH_090527_X-FightersPreview_008, originally uploaded by ianhylands.