Some Fun Stuff

April 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Some Fun Stuff using Dave Black and Daves Digs


Today I'm going to show you some images using the FourSquare technique of Dave Black and the stop action water technique of Daves Digs.   To do this, my friend Mark and I pooled our Canon 600 EX RT flashes along with our FourSquare light boxes.  We added a black backdrop and some water balloons and voila!


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This technique can be used for other sports as well.



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As you can tell,  one problem is getting the athlete to keep their eyes open during the shot.  Once they get the splash off the first attempt, the urge to flinch is quite strong.  Obviously, timing is a huge factor.  If you as the photographer are too early, you will get a shot of the water balloon.  







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Give it a try for baseball!  Have fun!  FWIW, My settings for most of my soccer pics were 1/2000 seconds, f/5.0, and ISO 400 using my 135mm f/2.0 canon lens and a 1D X.  Mark and I had two FourSquare boxes, one camera right and the other camera left, with one flash behind the athlete from each side as sort of a rim light. 


Here are some links:


Dave Black:


Daves Digs:








Phil Zivnuska





Philip S. Zivnuska