Rock climbing lighting setup

Always bring your camera and lighting equipment when hiking in the mountains. Who knows? You might spot the Yeti, or maybe even spot the seldom seen mysterious naked rock climber.
Lighinting diagram for rock climbing action sports photography

Photographer Johan Marklund provides another great action sports lighting setup. Here’s the strory behind the photo:

– “We were shooting some bouldering in Ailfroide, France, Julien Turin got hot and took his clothes of. Lightning setup is simple, afternoon sun from behind lightning the background, Big flash from behind for over all lightning of the boulder (as was in shade) and small flashgun on slave hidden in the grass (some of it cloned out) for effect light from underneith.”

Lighting setup for action and sports photography

A cool longboard rider demands a cool lighting set up and a cool point of view when photographed. Swedish photographer Johan Marklund got it all set in this action sport photo.
Lighting diagram for action and sports photography

Photographer Johan Marklund shares a great lighting setup for action and sport photography. Here is the story of when he took this cool photo of Carolina Bodin

– “Carolina Bodin is one of Swedens best longboard rider. This pictures was taken in Oslo on a sunny day. I placed my flash inside of the tunnel that I was upon. The tunnel gave shade so that my flash could act as main light. The wall of the tunnel had to be brought up in post-work.”

Underwater photography lighting setup

Dramatic lighting setup for a dramatic under water scene. The model is successfully expressing how a hangover really feels.
Lighting diagram for under water photography

Photographer Johan Marklund gives us this extraordinary under water lighting setup. Working with under water photography is slightly different from regular photography. Here is Johan’s own words about the photo session:

– “Helena Engelbrecht offered me here assistance as a pre-lighting model for a commercial photoshoot I had promised to do underwater with the staff of a big company.

Ideas are fun but serously I had no figure out how to light under water. So two days before D-day we went of to the pool to try out the setting (two days before that I had discovered that radio transmitters do NOT work under water).

So after some thinking I came up with the idea to use a slave trigger wrapped in a plastic bag outside of the Ewa-marin housing in which I had my camera with a flashgun on low-power. The slave trigger itself was corded to my Ranger-pack. Helena had such a hangover that she later had to puke but before she did this.”

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Johan. If you want to know more about Johan you can always check out his blog: johanmarklund.blogspot.com

Sport portrait lighting setup

Henrik Lundqvist photographed for Café Magazine.
Sport portrait lighting diagram

Photographer Mattias Olsson shows us how to take better sport portraits, by sharing the lighting setup for this colorful photo of NHL player Henrik Lundqvist.