An ATV Photoshoot → FIND ←

Saturday, 5 September 2009 6:21 pm
tags: atv d40 photography strobist

For those who don't know what an ATV is, the following picture will probably tell you. It's also known as a quad bike. I had my first real go on one of these today and as it was a bright sunny day I got out my camera and put the lens between me and the vehicle.


First and foremost, this thing is awesome. I didn't get up to top speeds but I think it can reach around 40MPH. Which, if you've ever driven anything off-road, you'll know is fast! If you get a chance to use one and you're a bit of a thrillseeker, you won't be disappointed.

As for the photography information. I used my Nikon D40, with the kit lens, zoomed out to the widest focal length - 18mm. I used my Jessops 360AFD flash, placed in front of the bike and triggered with my off-camera TTL cable. I think the flash was on a 1/4 power.

I underexposed the ambient light by -1.3 stops, to help expose for the bright sky. There's plenty of depth of field as I'm shooting at f/10 (and at maximum sync speed).

This information will probably go over most people's heads, but if you did get anything from it and want to ask me any other questions feel free to do so. If you are a photographer, specifically a DSLR user the best piece of advice I can offer you in terms of flash photography is get your flash off-camera. It makes a world of difference.