Friday, July 6, 2007

How to shoot a kid running on the beach

It's 6am in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and we're shooting the typical kid running across the most perfect sunrise over the ocean. With a 5-10 minute window to get the look we want, the big secret of getting a shot like this is being fit enough to keep up with the kid.

This is me, instructing our 8-year-old model to start farther back so we would be at full speed by the time we hit the right spot for the sun. Then, holding the camera low and steady while running, we fired about seven frames per run with about five or six runs total. The low-res cell phone video shot was captured by fellow photographer Jeff Herron.

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