Behind the Scenes: Light Painting and Morphing with Red Bull

Max Riché, a commercial photographer based out of Paris recently shot a huge project for the Red Bull Media House using the same concept as his "Becoming and Athlete in One Photo" series. Shooting trail-biker Petr Kraus against a black backdrop and using light painting techniques, some strobes and then later bringing all of the images into Photoshop he created these awesome fluid-movement series of photos. I've seen these rapid-fire sports composites before, but this is a nice and fresh take on the technique.

Via: Vimeo

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tompano1's picture

Nah that's a Nikon with what looks like a 24-70. Freeze at 2.46 and you can see it clearly.

Michael Miller's picture

Have a look at the sponsors, one is Leica. Thats the basis for my comment. 3:49 of video.

tompano1's picture

Oh I thought you were asking about the camera.

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Jebus's picture

@ 1:52 - Does anyone know how they create that effect (with the kind of ghost effect behind the rider)?

Kevin Good's picture

Not to shamelessly self-promote, but we did an episode of Weapons of Mass Production that delved into this sort of technique, although he's enhancing it for a very cool effect by doing a lot of separate layers, rather than just a single shot in-camera. Hope this helps! :)

Jebus's picture

Thanks Kevin!

Carsten Schertzer's picture

Joe mcnally has an instructional video on this technique using dancers.

Bob Shupe's picture

Why some images with hoodie and no helmet and some with no hoodie and helmet? It detracts from the image I think. I suppose the message may be lost on me as well......

Yongren Siow's picture

Does anyone know what software/tools is used @ 03.24 for post processing?