Outdoor Crossfit Photoshoot

So before you get mad, before you complain, a little disclaimer! It was raining that day, we were running around trying to find a decent spot to shoot. And I just couldn’t wipe off the lenses of my camera all the time, I was too focused on the shoot.

So we have 2 options:

  1. It’s barely watchable but you still get a sense of what happened that day so I might as well share the footage.
  2. Let’s just forget about this one and share something else.

Of course, you know I chose option N°1.

Rain, grey skies, a bit of sun, then rain again. This is what we had for weeks here. I usually make my CrossFit photoshoots indoors, in a gym or a box as they call it. So this was supposed to be an opportunity for change. Taking everything outside, maybe catch the beautiful sunrise and make epic shots for a different vibe.

On the other hand I kind of like sharing all the shoots that didn’t go as planned on my YouTube channel, this isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. Dealing with bad weather is common for any photographer so we might as well learn how to be able to make cool images even in the worst conditions.

So let’s go, no flash, just the Fujifilm GFX100, and 1 lens, my favorite, the 110mm f2! We wanted to capture some basic exercises outdoors. A few of them in the water… of course. We tried a few times to splash some water around but it didn’t look good. So we made it simple. You know I am a big fan of reflections, so I tried my best to get some with the water here… Unfortunately, it didn’t work except on this simple full-body portrait:

 

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/500sec f2 ISO200 at 110mm

 

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/400sec f2 ISO100 at 110mm

 

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/400sec f2 ISO100 at 110mm

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/400sec f2 ISO50 at 110mm

 

So after a few quick portraits and other attempts, we decided to move on. Turning our backs to the fake beach, we headed for a fake forest. We saw a bunch of trees on our way to the 1st location so maybe a chance for us to do something completely different.. But on our way there we saw this indescribable place. A canal I believe, with water that wasn’t too deep. So we decided to forget about the trees and this was our best decision that day.

 

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/320sec f2 ISO100 at 110mm

 

 

We even splashed some water and made some cool portraits with a mood and vibe I just cannot get inside a gym.

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/320sec f2 ISO100 at 110mm

 

Mélanie Cagné (Toulouse – France)
Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
1/400sec f2 ISO50 at 110mm

I can definitely say the GFX100 is weather resistant. It survived this wet cold session. Hats off to Melanie for doing this, I haven’t had that many people in the past that agreed to follow me on shoots like that, so thank you! Here are some before and afters so that you can see how much I edited these shots.

There might be some changes in the weeks to come due to what’s happening in the world right now… I might not travel that much after all and cancel some of the dates I announced recently or postpone them whenever possible. If you want to stay up to date, follow me on Instagram because I always announce things there, and of course the first page of this website. I will do my best to update it in real-time.

Also, little announcement, I now have a 2nd Channel: Haze Kware! Not just another channel, I will upload stuff that doesn’t belong to the first one. Video work mainly, video footage from cameras I will be testing, like the short dance clip I posted a few days ago that was shot during the photoshoot session I had in Paris last year where I tested for the first time the GFX100. Join me there too, say hi, I won’t post a lot there for now but I will post there more and more by the end of the year. Please everybody take care, do not panic, stay positive, together we will go through this. Don’t go too far, I will catch you in the next one.

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2 comments on "Outdoor Crossfit Photoshoot"

  1. amazing work as always!!!

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