MEET MARK WATSON
Mark “Watto” Watson is a true rockstar of a photographer and if we are quite honest we have a bit of a man crush on him. He travels the world photographing adventurers and extreme athletes in some truly outrageous environments.
He works with Red Bull, North Face and Nitro Circus. He is eleven feet tall and drinks his own weight in beer every single day. He can hand hold a 600mm F4 while riding a dirt bike at 160kph. Do his workshop just to stare into his eyes and wish you were him. But whatever you do, do not get cornered in the bar by him at 1am. It won’t end well.
CURRENT BFOP STATUS:
Moving on up to veteran in 2019 Mark is back!
In 2018 Mark debuted as a Rookie at BFOP brining his Red Bull shooting experience to the local mountains.
We weren’t brave enough to call Mark in 2017 as the sound of his phone may have set off an avalanche as he perched on the highest cliff of the tallest mountain you know… just to ‘get the shot’
2019 BFOP WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS:
Join Redbull Photographer (and living legend) Mark Watson and local ski photographer (and legend in his own lunchtime) Charlie Brown will be leading this workshop. This is designed for those who are wanting to understand the basic techniques used in sports photography. You will start in Bright with an introduction to the techniques and gear for sports photography. This will cover lens and body selection, focus set up, using shutter speed for effect and basic composition. You will then head out to Mystic Mountain Bike Park where we'll have some local heroes for you to photograph. They will concentrate on learning safety when shooting sport, panning to create movement blur, freezing action and much more. Participants will move through a series of stations where they will get to practice each of these techniques.
Join Redbull Photographer (and living legend) Mark Watson and local ski photographer (and legend in his own lunchtime) Charlie Brown will be leading this workshop supported by motorbike photographer Nick Fletcher. Kayell Australia will also be providing Elinchrom Strobes to use during the workshop. This is designed for those who are already confident sports photographers and want to stretch themselves by introducing strobes. You’ll be expected to be fully confident in your camera. You will start in Bright with an introduction to the techniques they will be e using during the workshop. You’ll then head out to Mystic Mountain Bike Park where we’ll have some local heroes for you to photography. Participants will move through a series of stations where they will get to practice different techniques. This will include using strobes and panning to freeze athletes against a moving background using strobes to kill the sun using lights to create punch and vibrancy against a darkened background and much more.