Educating the Pros – shooting for DUOTONE Kiteboarding – you really need the ability to educate the Pros. You really need to come prepared!
With all the new 2019 gear DUOTONE developed they also distribute gear out early to the local pros. I meet up with the pros for an intensive 3-day shoot. As always with this kind of shoots the weather and conditions play a vital role in getting the shoots. The weather developed just the right conditions.
Focus on getting them all well away – Educating the Pros
First of all, the team is as always pumped up and ready to give everything, at least for the first hour or two! But with these guys, you really have to be in 100 % control otherwise you will have them hanging all over the place. So stewardship starts long before getting out in on the water. Meaning your guidens on sessions like these is vital to get the shots needed. But also because you want to give the guys a chance to shine from start to finish on very long days out on the water. So consequently you are no longer just the photographer. You have to act as creative director, setting the scene and manage to offer direction and motivation. In other words just like with anything photography, you want to stand prepare and bring a load of extra skills to any session.
Also with these guys, you really have to tell them what is expected of them because this is not a training session. Finally just because you’re the best kiteboarder in the world doesn’t mean that you are a pro model for the sport. So you also want to get the right expression whether on land or in water. As a result, everybody has an awesome session. The Duotone brand got want they needed. The pros had a blast and learned a thing or two.
If you want to know more about my way of coaching during such a session. In or out of the water, please just send me a mail at email@example.com – my advice comes free
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