Reykjavik Marathon 2017 is an excellent opportunity to photograph people. In my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than photographing people with a flash. It takes some practice as with everything else.
The Reykjavik Marathon (Icelandic: Reykjavíkurmaraþon) is set annually in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Reykjavik Marathon is held to coincide with the city’s Cultural Night Festival in mid-August. The run has taken place every year since 1984. Along with the full marathon, a half marathon and several races of shorter distances are arranged. Almost 15.000 runners participated in 2017 coming from more than 80 nations.
Many members of our family have participated over the years. This year was special as our son-in-law Ásgeir was running his first full Marathon.
Sports photography is different from landscape photography. Mountains stand still but runners are moving. In landscape photography we can choose the hour of the day like the golden hour. Photographers have no control over when the run takes place. Therefore focusing, shutter speed etc. are different. One way to freeze action is to use flash. It also opens up shadows in harsh sunlight and makes for crisper photographs. This photo I took of our son-in-law and his brother after finishing the run. Both very proud and in high spirits with their medals.
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