Water – sorted
Smoke – sorted (thank you James Holgate at sound 2 AV)
Lights x4 – sorted
Canvas backdrop – sorted
Bike Training Stand – sorted
50 something very fit cyclist (Steven Bell) – sorted
With everything in place, I started with a dry run, getting the balance right with the daylight, the 4 flash units, 2 backlights for the water, a main light on my model, a fill light over the top of my camera and finally enough daylight to create a bit of peddle blur, but no blur on the face of my model.
On with the cold water and then we spent 20 mins shooting on a November afternoon wearing lycra and getting wet (Steven not me) listening to Bob Marley and T. Rex.
I’m delighted with the finished shots and as a photographer I enjoyed stretching myself by shooting something different and I made sure I listened to Steven (the expert) when it came to the cycling techniques.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet – Bob Marley