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James Quantz Jr. Behind the Scenes, Hut Hut Hike!

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

When James Quantz Jr. was asked to create a number of promotional images for the University of South Carolina’s 2013 football season, he approached the project from a fan’s perspective. “If I think it would look cool on my wall,” he says of the concept, “I’m hoping I’m hitting on where the fans are coming from.”

In the behind the scenes video, you can see him working with Paul C. Buff Einstein lights with a variety of modifiers, including a large umbrella and a grid. The Paul C. Buff Einstein lights are being triggered by PocketWizard PowerMC2 Receivers. He shoots the athletes in a controlled environment and then composites them into background images of a full stadium that he had shot earlier.

And what’s that on top of his camera? A PocketWizard Plus III! He says,

“During a photoshoot like this when I’m capturing athletes in motion, I rely on my PocketWizards to sync flawlessly so I don’t miss any of the action. A lot of times these are day long events so one of my favorite features on the Plus III is a battery level indicator so I always know when power might be running low.”

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

© James Quantz Jr.

See more of James’ work at quantzphoto.com and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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