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How Erik Christian Lit These Awesome Ghosted Sports Portraits
Erik Chrisitan is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the state of New York. Erik was kind enough to share his technique for a really cool project of his. He was hired by a local paper to get some shots of all-star athletes. Instead of going to traditional route Erik really stepped it up with these awesome "ghosted" portraits. Using gels light and flash He really captured the energetic nature of these young athletes. Plus, it just looks really cool and graphic.
Here are the settings Erik uses in the video:
exposure: 1.6 second
Rear curtain sync on the flash
2 Einstein strobes with modeling lights set full
2 more Einstein strobes with modeling lights off set at 1/4 power with gridded soft boxes