The concept to photographing a world class triathlete is to capture the excitement and athleticism of the most punishing race on earth.
As a follow up to my previous post, this time the athlete, Matt, was asked to be in the position of exiting the water. This would illustrate the important first transition from the swim to the bike.
And in keeping with the commercial style, the high speed strobes and harsh rim lighting had to keep up with the 1/2000th second shutter speed. And every water drop around his body had to be tack sharp.
To get maximum splash action, it was important for Matt to push forward off the ground. So rather than coming straight up, he moved forward with each step. The strength and control he needed to lift his legs and explode out of the water was impressive.
After over 50+ resets to cater to my request for “more splash!”, we had a winner. My shutter finger was very tired making all these great images, whew!