Dave Lehl: Combining HyperSync with Light Trails

Photographer Dave Lehl wanted to take action photography somewhere new; somewhere he hadn’t seen it go before.

After a whole lot of experimentation, Dave came up with the winning combination of a long exposure to create light trails and a HyperSynced flash shot to freeze the action. He used an Elinchrome Ranger and a Lumedyne for lighting, triggered with his new PocketWizard MiniTT1 units.

Just how fast did he go? He says, "I just got the new PocketWizard Minis that allow for HyperSync®, which means you can sync your flash at a much faster speed. I think I was shooting at around an 800th or a 1000th of a second."

Watch the video below for more behind-the-scenes details and to see the final shots.

Note: This video contains more cats than you might expect.

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