How A Good Behind The Scenes Video Should Be Made

Shawn Smith is a photographer from Melbourne Australia. His company Blinq sent us this very informative BTS video outlining how they recently shot editorial portraits for two Ironman triathletes Luke Bell and Matt White. What caught me most about this video was how Shawn gave so much detail and insight into each photograph he was setting up. They were using top of the line gear like Profoto 7B packs and beauty dishes, but all of these shots could have easily been produced with less expensive gear and small speedlight modifiers for the photographer working with a budget. If you want to see how Sean and crew approach shooting triathletes underwater and in their natural element, check out the exciting video we featured back in December.

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11 Comments

Wayne Leone's picture

Love this type of informative vids. Thanks for sharing.

Just wanted to pop by to say thanks for to the FStoppers.com crew for allowing our video to front and centre. Feel free to ask any questions and happy to share any finer details.

Carlo Parducho's picture

Like button.

Question though... 1/400 with off-camera strobes? How does that work?

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Interesting to see how some photographers choose to dress for work.

Ha! Always good to be the boss and to have a great relationship with some of the best Aussie Ironman triathletes. ;)

Great video.  Love the effect of those grids.  Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the kind words. We love making these videos.

What was on the eyecup of his camera?

Some maintenance work (with the tap) plus the eyepiece is replaced to allow the AquaTech (or similar) rain jackets. 

G'Day fellas ! Good work ! Always good to see some Ozzie's in the mix. Keep em coming boys.