If you’re a photographer who covers extreme athletes like mountain climbers and wants to capture a moment from a unique angle, you’re probably willing to take some risks yourself. Like Corey Rich’s use of an incredibly precarious folding ladder tethered to the near vertical side of a mountain. Here’s to hoping he wasn’t working for free for the experience.
This particular behind-the-scenes moment occurred during a promotional shoot for the Nikon D4 where Corey apparently tried to match the extreme athletes stunt-for-stunt. The rig certainly led to a unique shot that you couldn’t get from a helicopter, but isn’t this what greenscreens were invented for? I won’t tell if you won’t. [Corey Rich Productions via PetaPixel via Fstoppers]
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Back in 2006, Nike introduced the high-performance SUMO 2 golf club driver, specially engineered to help golfers hit straighter shots, even for slightly off-centre hits. There was just one problem. the newly designed club made an unpleasantly loud, tinny sound when it struck the ball -- so much so, that most players proved unwilling to tolerate it, even in exchange for improved performance.