Why do you shoot impressionistic images of dragon boats?
Stephen: Because photographs just capture a split second they often miss the moment we experienced. I think that is particularly true with dragon boat racing. Dragon boat racers exude grace/power/energy and I think I capture that better using photo impressionistic techniques.
How do you create your images?
Stephen: I use 3 techniques which effectively compress a moment in time into a single image. I started using in camera multiple exposures which is an old school technique. Recently I have been merging high speed bursts of 20 or more images. These techniques really emphasize movement and power. As well I love the graceful results you see in long exposures; often in the range of 0.6 to 1.5 seconds.
Do you have a favourite image?
It was shot at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival a couple of years ago. It’s a 1 second exposure and for me it really captures the battle you see on course between the racers.
You may also like
25 Things Only Dragon Boaters Understand
The Future of Dragon Boat
30 Thoughts Every Dragon Boater Has Before The Race
On Chasing your Dragon Boat Dreams
15 Motivational Tools from Incredible Dragon Boat Captains
The Dragon Boat Hours
The Ultimate Guide to Dragon Boat Festivals and Races in Asia