Victor Huang Photography

Red Bull Cincinnati Crosstown Barmaster

Mondays is usually my day to catch up on all the work I didn't do during the weekend, one of that is to summarize the last week! Last tuesday I headed down to Cincinnati for a last minute shoot with Red Bull. It was a unique barmaster where it was two college's competing against each other! Pretty cool concept and idea. Pretty cut and simple, here are some of the images from the shoot.

Tech details. These were all shot with one light off to the side. It was so dark in there that my camera had trouble focusing as you can see in the last photograph. I really dislike shooting in the dark because it's so hard to get focus at the right moment. My camera has to hunt for the focus and a lot of the times I have to focus manually. A lot of my shooting involves me sticking the camera above my head so it's really hard to get it right. Hopefully Red Bull gives me more shoots where it's not in pitch black darkness *hint hint wink wink* hah. It was still an awesome event and Amy the sbm did a good job putting it together. I also got to hang out with all my friends I have made in cincinnati because most of them all were there. CJ Townsend tore it up on the turntables for the afterparty.

This is my favorite image because he is in midpour!

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Cincinnati Photographer

Columbus Photographer

Red Bull Barmaster


I love my job

As a photographer, I'm always faced with interesting situations and uncertainty. Last weekend, I was suppose to photograph a rail jam event in columbus but for some reason, I couldn't get a hold of the event coordinator and I didn't end up going. I was going to go to work on my action sport photography. So I was quite bummed that I was not able to go, because that is what I like and am interested in.

But this morning I was contacted by one of my clients for a last minute shoot. I had bid for the job earlier and but they had already found another photographer, but I was notified this morning that the photographer had backed out. So tonight, I'm heading over to Cincinnati for a Red Bull Barmaster. DJ Clockwork and CJ Townsend, both amazing DJ's are going to be there hanging out and spinning. It's going to be sweet!

And later this week I'm going to be photographing a party that Red Bull has put together with Fly.Union! They are an emerging hip hop rap group in the Columbus area. I have been checking out their music and some of it's been catchy, but other have been very "real" Check out their stuff at I really like the song, "less is more" Good stuff. Anyways. I'll post some photographs later this week.

Victor Huang Photography


Red Bull City Swarm

This past weekend I headed over to Cincinnati for Red Bull City Swarm. It was held in downtown Cincinnati at Fountain Square. Red Bull City Swarm was the first of its kind in the red bull world! The concept behind it was bringing go cart racing in an urban environment. Really cool concept and event.

It was rather difficult to cover this event by myself. In addition, the track was large enough that I had to cover a lot of ground in order to get shots and I missed a lot because I was in a different area. Definitely a two person job.

Shooting with the 1d mark iv was so much better than the 5d mark ii. The frame rate and focus is amazing. I need to work on using those focus points because I find it like to center focus a lot. I primarily used the 24-70 2.8L and the 70-200 2.8L.

But it was still a fun day.

The bengals linebacker coach participated in the race too! Here he is looking all pensive and stuff. Look at the concentration on his face!

The videographer Chad in a helicopter doing some video work above! Real cool

The only crash I got in a photograph. As I said, it was hard to cover because of the huge track. Right as I left a place, not a minute later a crash would happen at the place I was at previously.

I had to work with different types of lights and it very interesting getting different looks out of the images.

As you can see there were crazy amounts of contrast in lighting everywhere. This was on top of the macy's building.

Pro BMX rider Tony Neyer interviewing a driver

The winners!

Victor Huang

Victor Huang Photography

Red Bull City Swarm

Cincinnati Fountain Square

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