Hello and thank you for coming back to my photo blog for more. Last night I had the great privilege and fun to shoot two of the tough ladies from the Prison City Derby Dames. For the people not local to Southern California this is a roller derby team. In fact I should point out that the Dames have a up coming match.
Roller Derby is an exciting event and most importantly the players have more personality and character then almost any sport I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.
For this shoot we need to to be quick and we need to have some spark. Which means I needed gels and something to professional wrap the light around each player. For this we used a FJ Westcott rapid box for the wrap around soft light. For the color or spark we used Rogue Flash Gels. I love these they come in a easy to use folder and the holder on the flash is the best in the business.
In the photo above the flash is hanging on a Justin Clamp with a green gel and behind her. The softbox is on a stand to the right and we flagged it with a Neewer Triangle reflector with the black side.
I have a color version of a similar shot in this group but this one the gel light was off. So I decided to just use the softbox and in post adjust to black and white. I like the effect it had on making her almost pop off the background. As always I shoot RAW and make post adjustments using LightRoom. Enjoy the images below and pleas sure both the page here and my Facebook Photography Page.