Early in the morning on April 1st, I set off to meet my old high school buddy, Cameron Dye, out at Boulder Reservoir in northeastern Boulder, Colorado. Cameron has quickly climbed the ranks of competitive triathlon and, after turning professional only last year, recently won a world cup in Mexico. He’s only getting faster these days and it should be exciting to see where he takes the sport. For this shoot, I wanted to take on a Joel Grimes-esque style – with a high contrast, commercial looking portrait that Cameron could use for his sponsors (Breeze Bars, Pearl Izumi, Kestrel, BlueSeventy, Shimano, Clif Shot).
I used a three light setup here with an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra and a Hensel Porty 1200 strobe system. No assistant on this shoot besides Cameron himself. This shoot was great practice and I’ll definitely be doing more shooting with Cameron down the road, very stoked on how this turned out.
You can checkout Cameron’s site or follow him on twitter here. Lastly, if you haven’t taken a look at the Hardcastle Photography Facebook page, it’s worth a visit and I can be found on twitter at Krughoff.
Take a look at our behind the scenes video below and get a little insight into the white haired man who’s probably winning a triathlon in a town near you very soon.
Behind the scenes video of a Hardcastle Photography photoshoot with professional triathlete Cameron Dye.
Equipment used includes:
-Nikon cameras and lenses
-Elinchrom Ranger Quadra strobe system
-Hensel Porty 1200 strobe system
Cameron Dye’s Sponsors:
-Breeze Bars: http://breezebars.com
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