Scott Galvin's picture

Fast Jam

College basketball promo image of the Hillsdale College men's basketball program. The goal was to showcase the speed and intensity that athletes have.

The motion blur was created in camera with minor Photoshop adjustments to background.

I used a three-light setup to achieve the results. Two strobes were behind subject at 120º from camera. The third light was about 60º to the right of the camera. Einstein strobes used for shoot.

Canon 5D Mark III
50 · f/8 · 1/4" · ISO 160
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alireza attaie's picture

such a master work.
thanks for sharing your information and experience on this :)

Ville Vuorinen's picture

Nice one!! Something a bit different from a shot that has been done 'million times' - like the motion blur and fact that it's not all Photoshop manufactured.
One tiny bit of me would have liked to see a bit of the court light up.. just to give more sense of the height of the jump.

Scott Galvin's picture

Ville, thanks for the compliment and your feedback. I actually used a large black background to ensure that the background would be black. I wanted the motion blur to show through as much as possible. Thanks for checking out the image.