Lucas Gilman Using HyperSync in the Surf
Originally from the mountains of Western Colorado, Lucas Gilman is all about shooting in the great outdoors. From India to South America, Gilman has shot for an astounding array of clients, including National Geographic, The New York Times, Outside, Nikon, and Patagonia.
I recently had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his career and the above video. Here’s what he had to share with our readers.
How long have you been shooting?
I’ve been a profession photographer for thirteen years and have been shooting as long as I could hold a camera. I was always the kid on family vacations who wanted to take the photos.
What draws you to this kind of photography?
I love being outdoors and documenting new feats in the adventure world. My favorite subjects are surfing, backcountry skiing, and kayaking. There is something really cool knowing it will never happen that exact same way again. I documented the largest waterfall ever run in a kayak — 189 feet — Palouse Falls, and I didn’t hold a single camera. I fired all my cameras with PocketWizards, as I was worried I’d be shaking too much when my buddy dropped the massive falls.
How long have you been using HyperSync®?
I’ve been using HyperSync since day one. In a extremely competitive market I take every opportunity to use technology to help me make the best possible images and separate myself from the pack.
Any tips or tricks you’d like to share with our readers?
Go out and shoot things you don’t normally shoot, which could be food, fashion, or something else to learn something new. All those techniques can be applied in other places, and that makes us much more well-rounded photographers.
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