What is the story behind the kayak concept?
We discussed a wide variety of possible sports for this ELB 1200 photo shoot. Kayaking always seemed to be at the top of the list.
Whitewater kayaking is a sport that requires fast shutter speeds to stop the motion of the kayaker and the water flying everywhere. Adventure, water, speed, technology, it seemed like a perfect fit for using the Hi-Sync capabilities of the ELB 1200 along with the HS flash heads.
Once we decided on kayaking as the subject, we partnered with Red Bull Photography and Rafa Ortiz, one of the best waterfall kayakers in the world. Rafa convinced us that Spirit Falls in Washington State was the best location for this project.
In the end, the shoot went incredibly well and I got some of the best images of my entire career.