Only for the show.

, April 20, 2014

Main focus for my fencing images was capturing movement. I had set my mind on doing this using multiple exposures in the same single image.

At first this turned out to be a complete flop. Of course. The studio flashes are too slow and we don't have enough of them to actually split a move into three different instances, not even when you're firing them manually and after each other with a little delay. And as if that wasn't enough the background destroyed everything and as that one had to be white I just completely scrapped that approach.

In the end I shot three single images and brought them together in post, editing them in different ways to create this appealing look. It took quite some effort and patience in the studio to get them right. I owe my thanks to Odin who helped me with every single one of my crazy ideas and who treated them like a perfectionist when changing the pose just ever so slightly so that every muscle was in the right spot.

Of course you wouldn't use this move in fencing very often as it offers way too much space to attack. I used it anyway as it is a very impressive one and - to be honest - there aren't that many moves that are entirely different from each other..


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