Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

July 12, 2010

Hawk Mazzotta

On Sunday afternoon I got together with my buddy Hawk Mazzotta who is an AMA motorcycle racer. I shot him last week at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as he was testing a bike.

He needed some shots to promote some of his sponsors, so I made up a makeshift studio and we went to work.

~ nic


  1. Nic,

    Really nice, clean shoot. I really like it.

    I'm curious as to your set up. Would you mind sharing the details? (lights, their power, positioning, etc.)

    Greatly appreciated.

  2. Hey Gabe,

    I had one Nikon SB-800 into a reflective umbrella just shy of center to the left of Hawk.

    I switched the flash between 1/8 and a 1/32 depending on what f-stop and lens I had on the camera.

  3. Nic,

    Great. Thanks for sharing.