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