Spent the day out in O’Neil Park in Orange County, CA with two friends Jordan May and Chris Hanson doing a mini impromptu photoshoot. The last time I shot mountain bikes was back in March when I covered the Warriors Society Counting Coup race. It was my first time shooting mountain bikes and really enjoyed it. Ever since then I’d been itching to shoot another race, but my schedule hasn’t allowed it.
A good friend Jordan May let me borrow his strobes for a project I’m working on, and last night I got the bug to do a few test shots. I’ve never used strobes before so it was exciting to try something new in photography. Understanding, and knowing how to control lighting is absolutely necessary to be able to take photography to the next level.
For this amazing, brilliant, and stunning image I used one Alien Bee 400 set to about 1/16 power. I shot through a translucent umbrella that was about 2′ away from Mr.Teddy. I think my camera settings were 100 ISO, 1/250th, and f8 or so. Maybe it was f16. Eh who knows.