I was given the task to shoot this shot for the cover of Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine.
As the sun began to go down, we set up 3 580ex's and a single AlienBee 800.
2 580's to cameras right, a single 580 to the left and the Alienbee as a backlight.
We set the back of the berm on fire and got shooting.
As we were shooting for a cover it was tricky. Composition wise, it goes against every rule, but the client wanted the rider up close, with enough room for copy top and bottom.
There was a little work done in post as you can see in the video. I brought the riders leg to the forward position for a more aggressive look, cleaned up the background and added some more fire. It was also requested by the client for warm saturated dirt.
Canon 1Ds III
1/250th @ f/9.0 - ISO100
ADB Behind The Scenes from Chris Benny on Vimeo.