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WAKE JOURNAL

THE FLASH ISSUE

52

TREVOR HANSEN


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ALL PHOTOS BY JOEY MEDDOCK (UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE)

息 2011 Wake Journal & Meddock Photography, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published weekly to iPad速, iPhone速 and iPod touch速 via Wake Journal app every Monday, and online at WakeJournal.com

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ON THE COVER

TREVOR HANSEN

VIDEO

Gone In A Flash

picture was taken. Normally in

LAKE OROVILLE, CA

“There is a small window of

sunlight, you’d just go ride and

JUNE 17, 2011

time in the evening where

have no idea. With the flash, it

CAMERA: NIKON D3

the sun has dropped below

adds a bit of excitement to the

the horizon, but there is still

trick. You’ll know exactly when it

enough light to see while riding.

fires and if you were happy with

Because it gets dark so quickly,

your body position or to try the

could barley see the wake. In

the photographer and rider

trick over again.

mid-air, I would get blinded by

have to be on top of their game

This shot was taken during the

the huge strobe being fired from

and timing to capture the best

CWB Team trip to Lake Oroville,

the boat. The darker it was, the

images. It adds a bit of stress

California. For this evening

more the flashes lit everything

to the shot but makes it more

session, I began the shoot by

up. It was super fun but I

exciting and rewarding when

holding the flash on the tube for

couldn’t see very well and I was

you get that one where you’re

Twelker and Palma. After having

eating bugs. It’s always a good

both stoked on. The coolest

so much fun watching them

time, but super challenging…

part about it is knowing when

ride, I squeezed in a set toward

and tasty.”

the exact moment in time the

the end, near total darkness. I

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Collin Harrington

Most of the time, shooting flash photos

BULL SHOALS, AR

is a pain in the butt. The image is

usually worth it in the end, but it’s a mission to get everything lined up. The flash may not pop for some reason, or more often, the person holding the flash wasn’t paying attention and pointing it the wrong direction. Whatever the problem may be, something always malfunctions during a flash shoot. On this shoot, we got lucky. The sun was shinning its perfect afternoon light and we were just about to head home when the one little cloud in the sky decided to sit directly in front of the sun. We could could see sun on the other side of the big lake but didn’t have enough time to get there. We only had about 15 minutes until the sun was gone behind a mountain. We just scrambled around and went for it. I had a specific trick in mind so it was probably the easiest flash shoot ever. You can see me smirking. We went down the lake once, got the shot straight away, whipped back into the boat without even getting my hair wet and called it a day. I wish they all shoots went down that easy.

VIDEO

COLLIN HARRINGTON

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Erik Ruck

Flash is fun for me whether

the scene and helping out is what it

ORLANDO, FL

I’m getting a shot or helping

takes to get a good photo. Hanging

out another rider get a shot.

out, goofing around on the edges of

It’s always fun to hold a flash or get in a tube and

the frame is what keeps me going

point it for the photographer. Being involved with

and the little stuff that makes us laugh.

VIDEO


Harley Clifford BULL SHOALS, AR

With my new green board, I like shooting flash because it brightens up the colors and they stand out VIDEO

really well.

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DYLAN MILLER

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Dylan Miller ORLANDO, FL

Flashes can make any photo ten times better, in

always seems to be one little thing that

my opinion. Yet, it can also be a pretty big battle to

gets in the way. Expect the unexpected

make it all happen. I’ve only shot with flash a couple with flashes, but regardless, it’s worth it. times where everything went smoothly. There 10

Flash photos are the bee’s knees!

VIDEO


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Adam Errington RADAR LAKE, WA

The details a flash can bring are insane. Bad light, clouds, fog… you name it. Flash can make any photo look unreal. I like this photo in particular because we had perfectly good light but used the flash anyway. Goes to show you that flash can add something special even when you don’t need it.

VIDEO

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KEVIN HENSHAW

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Kevin Henshaw BULL SHOALS, AR

Using the strobe is my favorite way to get wakeboarding photos. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, it just makes the photo that much better. I like shooting right at dusk so without that flash popping, you can’t get that super vibrant and artsy photo I look for. VIDEO

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Melissa Marquardt LAKE MINNEHAHA, FL

I love shooting with flashes be-

action, the results are super

the vivid colors in a

cause it is always exciting to see

unique. In this shot, I like the way

board graphic or can

what the photographer creates

the water droplets and subject

make the rider pop

with his or her imagination. Slow

light up against the dark sky

and separate off the

shutter, motion blur or frozen

background. Flash will highlight

background in the photo.

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VIDEO


Ben Greenwood BULL SHOALS, AR

Shooting with the flash brings the rider and photographer together on the same page (literally!). With the flash only firing one at a time, it requires a skill in timing to know when to shoot. It’s not like sequencing every trick and picking the best frame like shooting in daylight. From the rider’s perspective, you’ll know the exact moments when those shots are taken. Like Trev said on page three, it helps to know if you can move to a different trick or continue to perfect your desired body position. VIDEO

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Steel Lafferty

Flash gives the photo a

bit of a challenge! Even though our technology is

BULL SHOALS, AR

real cool vibe. It’s not like a

insane these days, that flash always finds a way

normal photo. It gives you

to screw up. But at the same time, I would rather

a really nice “ummphhh” compared to a normal

rely on using flash then counting on a PERFECT

sunlight shot. You can light someone up from the

sunset with no clouds covering the sun!

back and make a really cool silhouette or light

Basically flash is the cat’s pajamas and

him up from the front and get a sick, crispy shot.

I really love how it brings out the nice

For me, shooting with a flash has always been a

curves of my muscles ;)

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VIDEO


Andrew Adkison LAKE WINTERSET, FL

This was one of those days when everyone drove an hour to be at the same place for a sunrise shoot on an overcast morning. The cloudy skies were sure to shut us down... Or so we thought. Once Meddock hooked up the flash and threw Grasman on the tube for human tripod duties, we were able to make the most out of an otherwise VIDEO

scratched morning.

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ABSTRACT

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MIKE ENNEN


Mike Ennen BOW LAKE, WA

Using a flash is my favorite way to be shot wakeboarding. I love the way it freezes time

VIDEO

but can create all these trippy looking backgrounds. It creates a whole new style in depth of field. With the right photographer, it can produce the most artful of all imagery.

MIKE ENNEN

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Josh Palma LAKE OROVILLE, CA

It’s always nice to finish up your day with some Methods against a radiant California sunset. With the way we had the flash set up at the 2012 CWB shoot, it added a ton of depth to the shots and provided a slightly different perspective than usual.

VIDEO

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Nico Von Lerchenfeld BULL SHOALS, AR

Shooting with flash brings a lot more opportunities to creating unique photos. Even though you mostly use it when the weather is less than ideal, you can also put together crazy images when the weather is cooperating. It brings out great color and detail. I especially like all the water drops in the air popping out through the artificial light. VIDEO

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Marc Rossiter LAKE HOWELL, FL

It’s fun because it allows you to get a little crazy and pull moves like this Back To The Future sky-line effect. Here, I’m doing a little time traveling front board over the rooftop. By the end of the rail, I ended VIDEO

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Nate Perry THE PROJECTS, FL

They’re tough to use shooting at dusk because they blind your landing. But generally, flash photography is pretty dope any time of the day. VIDEO

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DIRECTORY

WAKE SHOPS, CAMPS & PARKS

SHOPS

COLORADO

Forest Lake Motor Sports Forest Lake 651-464-3135

ARIZONA

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Denver 800-592-SKIS

www.forestlakemotorsports.com

Century Marine Mesa 480-835-9134

www.gettommys.com

The House St. Paul 651-482-9995

FLORIDA

www.the-house.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Ft Lauderdale 954-467-7872 Altamonte Springs 407-788-3334

MICHIGAN

www.centurymarine.com

Lake Powell Marine Page 888-867-8118 www.lakepowellmarine.com

www.peterglenn.com

MasterCraft Boats of Arizona Phoenix 602-267-1400 www.mastercraftaz.com

Miami Ski Nautiques Miami 305-438-9464

Action Water Sports Fenton 810-629-1342 Hudsonville 616-896-3100 Traverse City 231-943-3434 www.actionwater.com

www.miamiskinautique.com

CALIFORNIA Sporting Edge Antioch 925-754-8800

MONTANA MasterCraft of Orlando Orlando 407-851-1965 www.mastercraftorlando.com

www.bigskyboards.com

www.thesportingedge.com

Castaic Boat and Marine Castaic 661-257-4140

Big Sky Board Sports Helena 406-442-0676

Performance Ski and Surf Orlando 407-859-7544 OWC 407-816-6766

NEW JERSEY

www.castaicboats.com

www.perfski.com

Island Surf & Sail Brant Beach 609-494-5553

Surf and Skate Fair Oaks 916-721-5000

GEORGIA

www.islandsurf-sail.com

www.surfandskate.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Atlanta 404-257-1706

Surf & Offshore Point Pleasant Beach 800-442-6754

California Correct Craft Norco 951-479-9640

www.peterglenn.com

www.soswakeboard.com

www.californiacorrectcraft.com

Ambush Board Company Kennesaw 770-420-9111

NORTH CAROLINA

Larson Marine Rancho Cordova 916-635-8755

www.buywake.com

Icywaves Surf Shop Cornelius 704-895-7873

www.larsonmarine.com

HAWAII

www.icywavessurfshop.com

Wakesports Unlimited San Diego 858-277-5757 Orange County 714-363-WAKE

Kauai Waterski and Surf Co Kapaa 808-822-3574

Overton’s Greenville 252-355-5783 Raleigh 919-850-9754

www.wakesportsunlimited.com

The Liquid Playground San Jose 707-864-4007 www.theliquidplayground.com

kauaiwaterskisurfandkayak.com

www.overtons.com

MINNESOTA Midwest MasterCraft Crystal 763-533-9666 www.waterskis.com

TEXAS Sail & Ski Center Austin 512-258-0733 www.sailandski.com

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Tap any web address to see that company’s website

Texas MasterCraft Fort Worth 817-589-7547

Evo Seattle 866-386-1590

www.texasmastercraft.com

www.evo.com

LTS Dean Lavelle’s Wakeboard School Pompano Beach 954-520-0620 www.wakeboard-school.com

Buxton Marine Sales Lewisville 972-436-7412

Wiley’s Seattle 206-762-1300

www.buxtonmarine.com

www.wileyski.com

Riptank Boardshop Lubbock 806-799-8265

Active Water Sports Toledo 360-864-4137

www.thewakeacademy.com

www.aws-online.com

Adam Fields Wakeboard School Littleton 252-536-9063

WISCONSIN

www.adamswakeboardschool.com

Fort Fremont Marine Fremont 920-446-3220

CABLE PARKS

www.fortfremontmarine.com

KC Watersports Overland Park 913-783-4300

BS The Board Shop Lake Geneva 262-248-1703

www.kcwatersports.com

www.bswake.com

McCormick’s Cable Park Seffner 813-681-4441

www.riptank.com

Warming Hut Ski & Board Richardson 972-234-6088 www.warminghut.com

OREGON Active Water Sports Beaverton 800-832-7547 Oregon City 503-650-5991 www.aws-online.com

The Wake Academy Moorestown 856-296-0146

CAMPS

www.skimccormick.com

UTAH

The Wakeboard Camp Clermont 352-394-8899

Orlando Watersports Complex Orlando 407-251-3100

Milosport Orem 801-426-4300

www.wakeboardcamp.com

www.orlandowatersports.com

www.milosport.com

Hansen’s World Wakeboard Center Groveland 352-429-3574

Placid Wake Park Allendale, MI 616-892-WAKE

Marine Products Salt Lake City 801-973-4017 Sandy 801-553-8332

www.placidwakepark.com

www.worldwakeboardcenter.com

www.marine-products.com

Bonifay’s Boarding House Lake Alfred 863-956-0360

WASHINGTON

www.bonifay.net

Adrenaline Watersports Bellevue 425-746-9253

Ride The Spot Orlando 407-405-1801

www.wakeboarddeals.com

www.ridethespot.net

Projects Cable Park Orlando 407-491-7312 www.theprojectscamp.com

Texas Ski Ranch New Braunfels 830-627-2843 www.texasskiranch.com

Bake’s Board and Ski Issaquah 425-392-8595

The Projects Orlando 407-491-7312

Wake Nation Fairfield 513-887-9253 Houston, TX 281-431-4444

www.bakesonline.com

www.theprojectscamp.com

www.wakenation.com

Seattle Water Sports Kenmore 425-481-2754

The Boarding School Orlando 407-273-5920

www.seattlewatersports.com

www.theboardingschool.com

Want to see your shop listed in the Wake Journal directory?

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