I worked as Director of Photography on a video for IconFitness and Stiry. This video is a short compilation of exterior shots from that project.
I photographed Tanya Poppett with the Sony FS5 in 4K Raw using the Sony Gmaster 70-200mm lens, recording on the Shogun Inferno.
The opening and closing drone shots were done with the DJI Phantom 4.
Check out the full video here.
Tanya wanted to work out in a cool location. The Royal National Park in New South Wales, Australia, about an hour south of Sydney, was the perfect spot.
Tanya Poppett is a fitness instructor from New South Wales, Australia. I’m a filmmaker based in the United States.
Tanya Poppett is a Fitness Instructor from New South Wales, Australia. Growing up, she struggled with her body image. After trying to be something she knew she wasn’t, she discovered a passion for healthy living, fitness and nutrition.
Tanya believes that “Fit and Healthy” look different for everyone. Basically, she says, “the media’s got it wrong.” Staying active does not just mean ‘hitting the gym’. Through her efforts to learn, teach and inspire fitness in others, Tanya has become a worldwide fitness leader, instructor and coach. Her main objective is to share her knowledge and love for health and fitness, instilling a lifelong passion for active living through innovative ways of getting fit and staying active.
I had the privilege to work with Tanya, for Stiry and iFit, as Director of Photography, in telling Tanya’s story of health and fitness through a positive and active lifestyle.
Tanya Poppett in a field of sunflowers.
Stiry for iFit
Producer: Chase Oborn
Director: Dan Davis
Director of Photography: James Dalrymple
2nd Camera: Colby Shelton
Editor: James Dalrymple
It was summer. And then, it wasn’t. It seemed like we skipped fall and went directly to winter. Temperatures dropped overnight. One day it was hot. The next day it was not. I wanted a smooth transition from summer to winter–a gradual cooling, drifting gently into winter’s white. Not this immediate shorts and flip flops yesterday, ski parka and gloves today. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is not what I signed up for.
Then, I noticed the trees and I repented my rant at mother nature.
The ache in my bones and the sting on my cheeks was endurable, if I were able to walk through a grove of shimmering golden aspen or hike through a stand of flaming maple. The greens of summer had given way to the fiery passion of life’s last gasp, leaves desperately clinging to branches until separated by the inevitable.
I will not embrace the cold. It is not in my nature. But I will not deny the spectacular contrast of color brought on by the fall.
This was the stormiest week on Maui this year. I intended to fly my drone and get those iconic tropical Hawaiian shots.
It rained every day. I flew in between the storms. I dodged the rain drops. I got what I got. I’d do it again. Even a bad day on Maui is still a good day.