VIDEO: Manchul Kim’s HyperSynced Skateboarding

There really isn’t anything acclaimed Korean photographer Manchul Kim can’t shoot. Take a look at his portfolio and you’ll see everything from conceptual still life shots to rock band album covers. In this shoot, Manchul takes on skateboarding for DC shoes and Lee Sanglee.

Manchul Kim has known Lee Sanglee, a Korea DC Shoes team rider, for over ten years. Lee is one of Korea’s most experienced skateboarders and he has been active publishing books and DVDs as well as teaching the younger generation how to skate.

Manchul Kim

© 2012 Manchul Kim

Manchul took his inspiration for this portrait series from Lee’s energy, sense of humor, and passion for skateboarding. He shot this image using PocketWizard Mini TT1® and FlexTT5® radio triggers.

Manchul Kim - Lighting Diagram

© 2012 Manchul Kim

Read the full post on Manchul Kim’s blog and check out his portfolio too see more of his work.


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5 Responses to “VIDEO: Manchul Kim’s HyperSynced Skateboarding”

  1. toby shaw says:

    rad photos Manchul!!

    good video too

  2. Nicholas Chang says:

    Awesome job!!

  3. Yair Haim says:

    Great job! Pocket wizard are the best!!!

  4. Issa says:

    I’m still having problems working out HyperSync with profoto D1 lights
    Any one out there has any experience with them?
    I keep on getting a strip of over exposure resulting from the peeking of the light on the botom of the frame
    can’t seem to find a way to over come it.

    • Ron Egatz says:

      HyperSync is very dependent on the mechanical elements of the camera, namely the shutter, and the specifications of the flash. PocketWizard is fortunate to have a HyperSync guru out there named Chris Garrison. Several others are popping up on the radar as well. We recommend viewing the webinar we did with him: for information about how he accomplishes this.
      Chris is also working on another video explaining more of his process which will be available later. He is also accessible should you have precise questions. You need to tell him the exact equipment you are using and speeds and situations you are trying to shoot. Also check his blog for lots of additional information.