This Is How Dan Vojtěch Shoots an Airplane with 30 Strobes

Aug 21, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

This Is How Dan Vojtěch Shoots an Airplane with 30 Strobes

Aug 21, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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Red Bull always seems to be up to something (perhaps it’s the “wings”), trying to impress us with various antics to get us to buy their overrated energy drinks.  But, on the plus side, it affords those of us in the creative world with some great inspiration.

In one of their most recently-released videos, stunt pilot Martin Šonka dips his wings while flying dangerously close to the ground betwixt two 15-light banks of strobes for some incredible high-speed action shots.

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When photographer Dan Vojtěch asked, “How low can you go,” Šonka replied, “Pretty much all the way,” flying mere feet off the ground.  With having to shoot at an incredibly fast shutter speed to capture the action, a handful of strobes was not going to cut it, so the team set up a total of 30 lights to freeze the plane in mid flight.

Want to try high speed photography yourself but don’t have an airplane, pilot, or a limitless budget for lighting?  Check out our tutorial on shooting high speed photography at home!

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Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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