Free running

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Sam Parham is a professional free runner and parkour artist and has appreared in several high profile campaigns for Vodafone, Samsung and Nationwide.

Sam leap

Leap from below

I hope to do some more photos with Sam soon!

6 Responses to “Free running”

  1. Alexandra Johnson Says:

    my names Alexandra Johnson. I’m currently going into my final year in photography at Nottingham trent University. I specialise in sport with a fascination for free running. I’m using this for my final exhibition.

    I was wondering if you’d be able to help me? I need some help in creating better images.. I have a few shots of my own so if you wanted to have a look that would be brilliant!

    look forward to hearing back from you,
    Alexandra Johnson

  2. Ed Says:

    Hey Alexandra,

    I have dropped you an email.

  3. Chantel Says:

    Hi, My name is Chantel and I’m looking to branch out into other areas of photography. Someone has asked me to take pictures of them while they practice free running. I was wondering if you could share any tips that might help me achieve some great shots. I have a canon 40D and was planning to shoot with a 17-85mm lens. Thank you!

  4. Ed Says:

    Hi Chantel. I would try and get the fastest shutter speeds you can to freeze the action of the free-runner. You should try and keep your shutter speed at 1/1000 of a second or faster to get ‘freeze frame’ photos. So this means shooting in bright day light, or in lower light using a high ISO. I would not recommend using flash, as in daylight it would mean blurred shots, or at night stark shadows if you are using the on-camera flash. Hope that helps! – Ed

  5. Shannon Says:

    Hey, I’m starting Photography and my boyfriend and his best friends are free-runners who want me to take photo’s for them. Do you have any advice on what kind of photo’s I could take that would not only look good in my work but for their group as well.

  6. Ed Says:

    Hi Shannon,

    Please see the comment below to Chantel. Get low and use the widest angle lens/camera you can!

    Cheers – Ed