Haven't shot Crossfit in a bit and think I'm going through withdrawals. Time to get back on it.
The "muscle-up" is a difficult exercise, requiring a lot of strength and practice. It's something I've photographed for a long time, but have never been satisfied with the result. It just didn't seem like you could convey what the athletes were doing with a single frame. So after a lot of thought, I decided that in-camera multiple exposure was the answer. It's the only way to show the whole movement and range of motion. Finally satisfied.
Shot on a Nikon D810 and lit with 5 strobes.
Really fun fitness shoot on the beach in Lajolla. Timing wasn't perfect, as we were fighting the tide, which just made it that much more fun.
Really been getting into the whole in-camera multiple exposure thing. The rhythm of shooting is completely different from the way I normally shoot. You'll be seeing more of this from now on.
I've been shooting Crossfit for a few years now, and love it. There is a certain element that is missing in regular gyms. Most people in regular gyms get dressed up to "workout", but really they just stare in the mirror for an hour. Crossfitters want it to hurt. They are authentic. They want to be in pain by the end of their workout. This is a small collection of images I made over the past month, of that pain.
All images were shot on a Nikon D810/D4 and lit with Broncolor strobes.
There is nothing I love more than a gritty sweaty fitness shoot with lots of strobes.