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Photographing Aerialist Brandon Scott & A Video

by dav.d

I figured I would share a bunch of photos of aerialist Brandon Scott. He is the 2016 Male Silks U.S. Aerial Champion and he was performing at SKYFALL on Friday night. I have more photos on my SmugMug website. I’m still stunned by the performance. The lighting, skills, and everything came together for some awesome photographs, so I’m sharing a bunch of my many favorites.

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Check out a YouTube video that I put together. It’s about 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. I shot these all handheld. I wasn’t expecting to shoot video until the last moment when the head honchos asked if I could shoot some video. Next time I’ll be more prepared. I edited the video in Final Cut Pro.

I’m still a beginner with the video, but I’m finally gaining some traction in how to shoot and how to edit video. I’m hoping that with in a year, I can be a seasoned pro. It might take longer than that, but I’m having a blast shooting photos and video right now.

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Brandon performed at 3 different times and averaged about 15 minutes each time. That is a lot of endurance training and upper body strength. I’m glad my camera and my skills were able to keep up, although I did a lot of whittling. That happens with sports photography—some keepers and a lot of rejects. I also had to crank my ISO settings to get these shots.

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

The dance’s theme was military. So everyone wore versions of military uniforms.

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

For the second performance I decided to add in some bounce flash. That helped illuminate Brandon. When shooting in a club, you have cool lighting but it isn’t always hitting your subject in the right way. I should look at creating an actual photo shoot with an aerialist… that would be cool and then just bring my own light and rock it. And a fog machine apparently.

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

Aerialist Brandon Scott

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SKYFALL Angels & Demons | dav.d photography October 1, 2018 - 7:55 pm

[…] was ready with a lighting setup specifically for Brandon’s aerial performance. The last time, I shot with the lighting that was available. The problem with that is there isn’t always a […]

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Photographing Corporate Conferences in SLC | dav.d photography January 4, 2019 - 8:24 am

[…] even had aerialists performing. I had photographed one of the aerialists at a dance club a few weeks […]

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