When preparing for a portrait session, it is important to keep in mind what the needs of your clients are and what they want to portrait. There are always opportunities to steer away from classic poses and introduce some themes into the photo session itself. Sometimes it can be completely staged and sometimes you can simply introduce  some elements/objects that are of importance to your subject. That will make a photo more personal and memorable.

Sport photography has the possibility of bringing out the personality of your subject and the tensions of the moment photographed. In the past I have done some speed skating and climbing portraits, but this was the first time doing some a portrait of an extreme sports biker. I have here a few final photos from a session with Tahir, a young man with many stories to tell that happens to be an extreme sports biker (and actor!). All the photos were made in a 2-hour session in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.

Portrait was made using natural light and one or two off-camera flashes.


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