Lights, cam­era, ac­tion!

Af­ter an in­jury stopped Scott Rob­bins par­tak­ing in his favourite sports, he picked up his cam­era to stay in­volved

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I have al­ways had a pas­sion for ac­tion sports and im­ages. Un­for­tu­nately, about two years ago I had some is­sues with my back which pre­vented me from do­ing the sports I loved, so in or­der to stay ac­tive and in­volved with my friends, I took up pho­tog­ra­phy.

I started out with my old D5000 with kit lenses, but I soon up­graded to a D7000 – and what a dif­fer­ence that body and a couple of f/2.8 lenses made. At that time I was mainly tak­ing pho­tos of moun­tain bik­ing and land­scapes. I was for­tu­nate to have a very good pho­tog­ra­phy men­tor in my friend Char­lie, who really helped me with all as­pects. Be­yond that, I looked to the in­ter­net and mag­a­zines. Over time I slowly found a style of pho­tog­ra­phy that I liked and be­gan re­search­ing how other pho­tog­ra­phers achieved that style, learn­ing about both the tech­ni­cal and com­po­si­tional as­pects of pho­tog­ra­phy. I think good pho­tog­ra­phers are al­ways learn­ing about how they can com­pose shots dif­fer­ently.

N-Photo mag­a­zine has definitely been re­spon­si­ble for a num­ber of my pur­chases, and I have now up­graded to a D750 and a plethora of lenses cov­er­ing a va­ri­ety of fo­cal lengths, plus some Lee fil­ters to go in front. The eyes of my fi­ancée, Mia, would of­ten widen when I first started out, but she’s been very sup­port­ive of my pas­sion.

I am to­tally in love with what the Elinchrom Ranger flash head

01 do it with flair Nikon D750, Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, 1/3200 sec, f/18, ISO1000

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