Chicago Fitness Photographer / Chicago Portrait Photographer

When is New Technology/Gear needed?

  I don’t normally think new or more equipment is needed in order to get better or more artistic shots. But sometime new technology is required to get the end results you are looking for specific goal or project. I got to the point in my fitness shooting that I wanted to freeze motion. My current lighting equipment would not allow me to do that. So I invested in the Elinchrom ELB400 power pack with pro head attachment. This allows me to shoot at higher shutters and still capture the light the strobe head is giving off. This is called Hi-Sync shooting. Below are some recent examples and camera setting used.

                  Canon 5dMark111, Elinchrom ELB400 with pro series head and Skyport Plus HS

Chicago Fitness Photographer
Camera setting  F-4.0, 1/500 and iso 100

Chicago Fitness Photographer
Camera setting F-4.0, 1/2500 and iso 320
Chicago Fitness Photographer
Camera setting F-4.0, 1/2500 and iso 320

Chicago Fitness Photographer
Camera setting F-4.0, 1/2500 and iso 320

 

Chicago Portrait Photographer
Camera setting F-1.8, 1/2000 and iso 100

 



My old lighting set up would only allow me to shoot at a maximum of  250/s shutter speed. That would not allow me to freeze motion and would require more watt second power from the strobe head to over power the sun. 


To see my full portfolio please visit me at shawnkinney.com  and feel free to contact me at shawn@shawnkinney.com 

Author: shawn@shawnkinney.com

The Short: I am commercial portrait photographer, a native Chicagoan and an avid dog lover. When not behind the camera, you can me find out creating new experiences with my fiancé Renea and our Border Collie Cooper. The Long: After working construction for nearly 10 years, I felt I needed more, so I left Chicago in 2000 to explore the West Coast. I spent a decade in the Nevada Desert and four years in the Pacific Northwest discovering a love for photography while roaming breath taking sand dunes and scaling mountain ranges. That love is now my passion. I’ve finally come back home to Chicago and my Cubs, but I carry with me experiences that have shaped me into the person and photographer that I am today. I met many wonderful and amazing people during my travels, some of whom I love to call friends and my journey has allowed me to connect with people on every level, adapt to any situation. “Your ability to thrive in any environment and any situation rests not primarily on what you do, but who you are as a person, an individual; a human being”.

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