Capturing Power and Motion

I see capturing power and motion pictures very precisely. Sports photography is always a challenge.

I like the idea of ​​working with real sports players Enthusiastic about their sport. I really want to take pictures of this enthusiasm, adrenaline and movement in my photos. So, I need a fast camera and a quick flash. I’m using Profoto’s new monolight, It is the fastest monolight lighting currently on the market.

Having a fast flash means that you will never miss an opportunity. I do not want to stop in the middle of the movement and miss the special shot. In most cases, speed makes the difference. I have not used less than 8 D2 units during this imaging session. Two units in the background.

Each of them has a Zoom Reflector. Two units focused on players. Each with Strip Stoftbox. We also have some strong ambient light infiltrated into the studio from the windows to the right.

We put four D2 units equipped with CTO liquid. It crept through the back windows to give us a feeling of warmth from the sun during the morning. So we used some tricks to adjust the lighting.

I used the High-Speed ​​Sync feature in D2, Which helps me control the ambient light and control it through flash. It makes me fully control the image. The images should appear dynamically. We’ll see sweat drops and powder in the air and heroic poses. This is what sports photography is all about.

Sony A9 Camera

The Sony a9 camera is really a game-changer for pro photography. It’s really a sports wildlife type of camera, and the reason why is it can shoot twenty frames per.

Second, as far as photos, that’s twenty photos in a row. It can do exposure and autofocus on every single photo and because it’s a mirrorless camera. It can actually do that silence.

You also have 693 autofocus points. That’s over 93% percent of the image and the sensor. That means it can pull autofocus almost anywhere. It really isn’t meant for video, and so this is really a photography camera and one reason why is they actually don’t include s log. So for those looking for, could this be a great video shooter? You might want to stick with the a7s2 or the a7 r2.

It does have a headphone jack, it has a mic jack, you have dual SD card slots. The eyepiece itself is super bright and super butyl for a mirrorless camera. The image needs to be created, digitally, and so the eyepiece looks great. The screen on the back looks amazing.

It does have a PC sync and the Ethernet cable, which is definitely a pro photographer feature. So if you’re shooting the Olympics or pro sports and you want to just drop those photos straight into a workflow for people can edit them and post them.

Some of the pros have been reporting that you get to experience things while you’re taking the photos because you’re not being interrupted by those shutters. It’s a great camera and one of the top for sports photographers.

Best Camera for Sports Photography

As a professional cycling photographer, I work for different international teams, photograph those competitions around the world. So my camera and I have traveled all over the world. I have always been interested in street photography and in sports photography. My style sports photography has that background: make portraits, emphasize people and tell emotions and a personal story, not just the sporty side.

Because of this sports documentary style need my camera and equipment meet high demands and are fast enough. The Sony α9 is great for everything I do. I can tell a story and record the action. I can quickly photograph cyclists at 20 frames per second switch to making a beautiful portrait. Especially in cycling and other sports it’s not just about taking the picture. The posture must also be good. If they cycle past quickly, 10 frames per second is not enough for an optimal photo, but at 20 frames per second you are sure you will the right body shape and facial expressions. If you can choose from 20 frames, you can choose the frame with the most emotion.

The autofocus of the α9 is also great. Even at 20 frames per second the goal is followed and be almost all 20 frames sharp. Yes, the autofocus is great. I now use one focus point. I choose a cyclist and take as many photos as possible when he drives through that light source. And when I look at the photos afterwards, I’m looking for the right facial expressions and the perfect cycling position, with the right amount of light. With 40 images in 2 seconds, chances are that there is a good photo. The lens series from Sony is also perfect for me. I have everything I need. I use the prime lenses, such as the 28 mm and the 55 mm Zeiss 1.8. I also use the 85 mm 1.4 for portraits, and the 24-70 mm and 70-200 mm for more traditional work. I also have the great 16-35 mm.

I use these a lot for sports, which people often find surprising. But it is nice to use a lens with the classic 35mm range for narrative street photography, and 16 mm for landscapes. And thanks to the 400 mm 2.8 and the teleconverters, nothing is missing from the lens series. When I work with teams, I spend a lot of time with cyclists when they rest. So I don’t want to use a loud shutter. The fact that I can freeze the camera, has revolutionized photographing certain scenarios for me. I still don’t feel like I’m taking the perfect picture, so when I go out, I always try to take a better picture than last time. That’s why I keep shooting. Thanks to the α9 and its functions I can literally take pictures that I couldn’t take before, and the type of recordings that was not possible with my DSLR a few years ago. So who knows what features are going to appear, and what pictures I will take in the future.