Portraits for X Games Real Ski

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a series of portraits for ESPN’s X Games Real Ski event - which included a mix of professional skiers, filmmakers, and judges. 

These athletes are based all over the world, and they were in Denver for the filming of an hour-long special that aired on ABC to announce the winner of this X Games event. 

I needed clean and consistent images of everyone involved, so I opted for a three light setup, using two Profoto B1’s (one for a back/rim light, another gridded and boomed for a key light) and a Profoto A1 (for direct front fill). My camera setup for this was a Canon 5D Mk IV with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II.

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