#WeAreAlpha v3

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A typical metabolic conditioning #AlphaTraining workout, illustrated: 7 minute AMRAP circuit with One-Arm Snatch, Deadlift, and Pull-up.

If you are just joining us, click below to catch up on this series of illustrations CrossFit enthusiasts crave!

My goal for this shoot was to explain what we do on a daily basis with visual concepts, illustrated and ready for print in a glossy magazine. These images were created not under the direction of a client. The self-directed efforts showcase my abilities for future work.

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes showcasing two gridded strip banks to control the light and using strobes with a fast flash duration to freeze motion (I really do like the Broncolor Move 1200).

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If someone didn’t speak English, they could still understand the movements and be inspired. While video is often used to demonstrate a particular technique, editorial and print advertising illustrate complex movements with simple visuals. Boiled down the the essence, here are a few routines we love:

Brian Fox demonstrates the high box jump:
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Rhett Ghaddes with impeccable technique on thruster reps with 185lbs.
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Behind-the-back clap pushups demonstrated by David Scherber.
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Handstand walks illustrated by Katie.
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Muscle-ups mastered by Sean Kern:
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#LittleOK lunges, with 5-month-old in single arm (that’s me & our son):
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Emily showcases how to have a sense of humor (we all try not to take ourselves too seriously!!!).
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Thank you all for your patience in this personal project! Lots of love, RJ

Gear for this Shoot

Primary Camera: PhaseOne 645 DF with PhaseOne IQ 260 digital back
Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 55mm and 80mm f/2.8 LS lenses.

Secondary Camera: Nikon D700 with 24mm f/1.4

Main Power source: Broncolor Move 1200 L power pack
Main Modifers: Broncolor Para 88 reflector, Two 1’x4’ strip banks with grids, beauty dish with white diffuser
Fill Modifers: Elinchrom 69″ Rotalux Octa Softbox

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