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Gymnastics Photo Shoot with the Interfit S1

Julie, one of my Senior Models, is a flyer for the Coeur d’Alene High School Cheer-leading team.  After learning of her years of training in gymnastics I knew I had to talk her into doing a gymnastics photo shoot, it was not a hard sell!  For a few months now I have been testing out equipment from Interfit Photographic, I have pretended to patiently wait for the brand new Interfit S1 to be available for testing.  Now after chomping at the bit for months I finally had two units in my possession and this shoot would be a great way to test them out.

(To find out more about why I was testing this gear check out this blog post)

Julie talked to her gym, Avant Coeur Gynmastics, and we found a time that we could use the gym without getting in anyone’s way.  My main goal with this shoot was to capture Julie in action. Since the vault is her favorite event that is where we decided to start.  I set up five lights, the two Interfit S1 strobes were set up as my main lights,  Camera left I had one with a 47″ gridded Octa, camera right was a 35″ gridded octa.   For my rim lights I used two Einsteins with 7″ reflectors and 30 degree grids and to light the gym I used an 11″ reflector with a blue gel.  Because of all of the equipment in the gym there were many limitations to where we could place our lights I found what I thought was our best option and we shot some wide angle from right under the vault first and then a longer focal length from a distance.

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Here is behind the scenes video I put together showing the capturing of the first image:

Next we moved on to get some photos of her on the floor.  For these shots I used the two S1’s with the standard reflectors and 30 degree grids pointing straight at her front and back.

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After the floor we were starting to run out of time so we started to move more quickly, first setting the high bar.  This time it was two S1 units with the same octa boxes and the two Einsteins with reflectors and 30 degree grids for rim lighting.

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Then the uneven bars, finding a good safe angle with good angles for the light was hard so I went with the a high angle.

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I know the classic chalk photo is common, but it would not be a complete test of the new light without it.  For these we used a 47″ gridded octa camera left as the main and a standard reflector with 30 degree grid for the rim light camera right.

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Interfit S1 Gynmastics Shoot 009

We concluded in the gym with some still portraits.

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After we were done at the gym we had time to do a quite outdoor shoot.  Since it was February in North Idaho I had hoped for some snow for our outdoor time, but that was not happening.  Without snow most places around here are not very pretty, the grass is brown the trees are barren and it is chilly.  After trying to find a place that would work we defaulted to what I knew would do the trick, sunset portraits next to Lake Coeur d’Alene.   It was very chilly so my goal was to work quickly, get some good photos for Julie, test the High Speed Sync (HSS) and call it good.  We started out with some portraits with the standard sync speed.

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Then we switched up to HSS.  All in all I found the color accuracy of the lights to be consistent, I did see that when we changed from standard sync to High Speed Sync the color between the two settings was slightly different but I the color in my shots was consistent in each mode.  It was just when you compared the standard to the HSS that I notice the slight difference.

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After this first round of portraits with the Interfit S1 I am very pleased with the performance of the light.  I really love the simplicity of set up and the fact that I no longer need to deal with cables and external batteries.  After this test I was convinced that this light would be a great fit for my workflow and that I could comfortably make the switch from my PCB lights to the S1.  The hard part has been waiting for the weather to get better so I can get out and shoot more outdoor portraits, thankfully the weather is turning and the outdoor portrait season is right around the corner!

Jason Duchow Photography is located in Oldtown, Idaho and does on location portraiture throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in environmental portrait photography often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work.  Jason is also a Sponsored Pro for Interfit Photographic (http://interfitphotographic.com/)

 

Lakeland and Coeur d'Alene soccer

09/09/2013 Sports Photography Recap

This last week I covered my first soccer game of the 2013 fall sports season when the Lakeland boys visited Coeur d’Alene High School and then finished up the week with three football games on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday Graham Kapowsin High School from Western Washington visited Post Falls high school and the JV game and the first half of the varsity game was played during daylight hours which is so much fun for me!  Then Friday Sandpoint traveled to Spokane Valley to take on East Valley.  Below you will find a handful of photos from each game, for full galleries and to order prints click on the appropriate links.

09/03/2013 Lakeland at Coeur d’Alene

Galleries: All 2013 Soccer Galleries / This Game

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09/05/2013 Graham Kapowsin at Post Falls

Galleries:  All 2013 Football Galleries / JV Game  /  Varsity Game

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09/06/2013 Sandpoint at East Valley

Galleries:  All 2013 Football Galleries  /  This Game

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Jason Duchow Photography is located in Oldtown, Idaho and does on location portraiture throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in environmental portrait photography often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Living Local and a handful of other newspapers and publications.

The 2013 Fall Sports Season Begins

For a while now I have been thinking about creating a new Facebook page that focuses mostly upon my sports photography and this last week, right in time for the beginning of my fourth year of High School sports coverage,  I pulled the trigger on the idea and launched the “Jason Duchow Photography – Sports” page which of course will primarily feature sports action photography.  I am hoping that having the two different pages will allow me to have a clear message and consistent content on each page and hopefully prove to be a good marketing and business decision.  If you don’t already follow one or both of my Facebook pages I invite you to do so, here are the links:  Jason Duchow Photography  /  Jason Duchow Photography – Sports

On Friday I kicked off the Football season at Lakeland High School were there was a Jamboree with Sandpoint and Timberlake.  Then to cap off the day I was at Post Falls for the varsity game vs Capital from Boise.   Here are some photos from the games, click on the heading to visit the full gallery and order prints or digital files.

Lakeland Jamboree

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sandpoint football Football Jamboree between Sandpoint, Lakeland and Timberlake at Lakeland High School

Capital at Post Falls

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Jason Duchow Photography is located in Oldtown, Idaho and does on location portraiture throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in environmental portrait photography often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Living Local and a handful of other newspapers and publications.
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2013 Chafe 150

This last weekend I covered the 2013 Chafe 150 for the third year in a row.  This annual race starts in Sandpoint, Idaho and follows a route through Bonners Ferry, then over to Troy, Montana and then back to Sandpoint through Clark Fork and Hope.  It offers both a 150 mile race from Sandpoint and an 80 mile race starting in Troy and both races end in Sandpoint.

In previous years the race has been in early June when the weather can be unpredictable, my first year it was hot and beautiful then last year it was pouring down rain for almost the entire course.  This year the event has been moved to July when the weather is much most consistent, it was definitely a hot one but that sure beats the constant rain we had last year.

Through out the course we found locations to set up at least one and often two different cameras to capture video.  Usually we would have one camera set up to get a wide angle view and another set up with a long zoom lens.  Then of course I took almost 5,000 still images of the event which I culled down to just over 600 for the final gallery.  You can visit the final gallery here to view all of the published photos as well as order prints or digital copies.  Below you will find a handful of still images followed by a seven minute video featuring both still images and video footage.

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Usually the only time I see sunrise is before going to bed after a long night of editing, not on the day of the Chafe though!

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How about a little plug for one of the race sponsor, Greasy Fingers Bike Shop!

2013 Chafe 150

Here is the video, you can also view it on YouTube in full 1080 HD here

Rathdrum Photographer, Sandpoint High School, Lakeland high School

4/18/2013 to 04/30/2013 Sports Photography Recap

I have gotten a bit behind on updating the sports photography blog so for the sake of time I am going to recap the last couple weeks of April.  Click on the header before each set of photos to view the full gallery of photos on my website and to order prints.

04/18/2013 – Tennis – Lakeland at Sandpoint

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04/18/2013 Softball – Post Falls at Sandpoint

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 04/23/2013 Softball – Lake City at Coeur d’Alene

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04/23/2013 JV Baseball – Lake City at Coeur d’Alene

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04/23/2013 Lacrosse- Sandpoint at Lake City

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04/25/2013 – Baseball – Moscow at Lakeland

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04/25/2013 – Softball – Post Falls at Lakeland

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04/27/2013 – Softball – Sandpoint at Lakeland

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04/27/2013 – Baseball – Sandpoint at Lakeland 

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04/30/2013 – Softball – Priest River at Sandpoint 

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04/30/2013 Baseball – Priest River at Sandpoint 

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04/16/2013 Tennis & Track at Post Falls High School

Yesterday I was at Post Falls High School to cover a tennis match between Post Falls, Lewiston and Sandpoint.  I also grabbed some shots of a few of the events at the I.E.L. track meet also being held at Post Falls.

Tennis Full Gallery Links:  This Match  /  All 2013 Galleries

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Lewiston High School Tennis Sandpoint High School Tennis Post Falls High School Tennis Photo by Photographer Jason Duchow of temmis match between Lewiston, Sandpoint and Post Falls at Post Falls High School on April 16, 2013

IEL Track Meet:  Full Gallery  /  All 2013 Galleries

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Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications
Canby High School Softball

04/02/2013 Canby vs Tigard Softball

This week I am in the Portland area and today I covered the Canby vs Tigard Softball game at Tigard High School.   It was really nice to be at a field that was dry and green, back home many of the fields are still a bit soggy and tan.  Below are some photo highlights from the game, for a full gallery from the game and to order prints you can visit my website at this link: http://bit.ly/109E8ln

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Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.
Kellogg Softball

03/29/2013 IML Softball Tournament (Bonners Ferry Photographer)

This last Friday Timberlake hosted three other Inter-Mountain League softball teams for a tournament.  More photos from these games can be views and prints can be purchased on my website at this link: http://bit.ly/14dwmuO

Kellogg Softball Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013 Photo by Bonners Ferry Photographer Jason Duchow of the IML Softball Tournament at Timberlake Falls High School on March 29, 2013

Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.

03/27/2013 Lakeland vs. Lake City (Coeur d’Alene Photographer)

The Lakeland Hawks softball and baseball teams took the short trip to Coeur d’Alene to take on the Timberwolves of Lake City High School. I was there for all 7 innings of the Softball game and the last three innings of the baseball game. For more photos from these games and to order prints visit the links below and please make sure to visit my facebook page and click like to keep up with all of my latest work.

Lakeland vs. Lake City Softball: This Game / All 2013 Galleries

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

The last four photos from this game are from the same play. Lake City senior pitcher Casey Stangle was on second base when her team mate hit a fly ball up the middle of the field toward second base. Normally if the fly ball was caught in the air she would have a chance to get back to the base and avoid a double play, but Lakeland Shortstop Bekah Kastning caught the fly ball with her foot already on second, turning two. Unfortunately the runner ran right in front of me at the peak of the action but I thought the reactions to the play by the two players was worth sharing.

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High Schooll on March 27, 2013

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity Softball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

Lakeland vs. Lake City Baseball: This Game / All 2013 Galleries

Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013 Photo by Coeur d'Alene Photographer Jason Duchow of the Lakeland vs. Lake City Varsity baseball game at Lake City High School on March 27, 2013

Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington. Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.
Priest River softball

03/26/2013 St. Maries vs. Priest River (Priest River Photographer)

This afternoon I was in Priest River to cover the baseball and softball games against the St. Maries Lumberjacks.  For more photos from these games and to order prints visit the links below and please make sure to visit my facebook page and click like to keep up with all of my latest work.

 St. Maries vs. Priest River Softball:  This Game / All 2013 Galleries

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St. Maries vs. Priest River Baseball:  This Game / All 2013 Galleries

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Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.