We all know Red Bull photographers capture some amazing extreme sports photos, and Dan Vojtech is no exception. He recently photographed Extreme Pilot Martin Sonka, using a set up of 30 Fomei S600 DC strobe flashes. Watch the video for a quick behind the scenes look at how he got some amazing shots.
Dan Vojtech started shooting photography when he was a kid and found his dad's Zenith-E. He skateboarded often, and started shooting the sport, and now look where he is. An Official Red Bull photographer and Nikon Pro Ambassador, and has been shooting professionally for the past 10 years. That being said don't give up on your dreams kids.
Vojtech wanted to shoot Sonka in his airplane in motion, but with a different look than the typical airplane shots. He wanted a more studio feel, an easy task for shooting skaters and other athletes. The dilemma: the airplane is 9 meters long (about 30 feet). How in the world would you build a studio big enough for an airplane.
Vojtech had a decent sized team to help him set up the outdoor studio. He rented a lift platform to get 15 strobes above the airplane as it flew by, and 15 strobes on the ground, 15 meters apart. Sonka flew through them. A 9 meter plane through a 15 meter gap, upside down most of the shoot. Also, just so you know this airplane flew 100 feet in half of a second. Talk about high speed sync! The shoot took place during sunset, and the strobes were set on full power to give the set a nighttime look.