Leaping Into the Light

When I was up at Pacific U in Oregon, I did a large portrait project for the track team as a surprise gift for their coach. At the time, I was just getting my head around how to use light modifiers with my speedlights, so having the opportunity to shoot a whole track team was a way cool experience for me!

Jenna did exactly as the title suggests. To get this shot, I had a softbox that I built out of Chinese restaurant take-out boxes (sounds ghetto, but it worked amazingly well), that I had positioned camera right. Jenna worked her magic, and I fired the flash at the apex of her jump. It took several tries to get right, but this was the final product :)

Image Info: Nikon D300, 17-50mm @ f11, ISO 200, 1/250 sec


  1. How did you get everything around her to be so dark?? I love it!! :)

  2. Thanks Ashley! The exposure settings I used killed most of the ambient light,but allowed the light from the flash to come through in the image.



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