Blue Storm Athlete Portrait Shoot

While visiting my parents I put together a sports portrait photo shoot with some amazing high school athletes from my Alma Mater Mercersburg Academy.  We had 7 athletes and only 90 mins.  I went ambitious and tried 4 different lighting set ups and ran the kids though each one.  I wish I had some more time to focus on the action photos with each set up, but my plan was to see which lighting scenarios I liked the best.  To be honest, I think I like all of them, although the white background and blue mist stood out to me. Group photo at the end along with some portraits of my terrific assistants!

Testing Testing

One of my favorite things to do is test out different lighting set ups.  Changing colors, shadows, and angles to see what I find interesting.  Last night I had access to an entire gym by myself.  I spent a little over two hours setting up different scenes and shots to see what I could get out of my gear.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Unfortunately I couldn't try out my spray bottles to get mist in the photo, that'll have to wait until I get more friends that wanna help out...

Thanksgiving is for Football

It just seems right to watch, play, and enjoy football on Thanksgiving day.  Whether you're watching the NFL, high school, or getting into arguments over if that "two handed touch" was really a tackle, Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy the gridiron.  

Friday Night Lights

Although I only played high school football for two days during preseason, I do understand the draw to playing under the lights.  Rushing the field to a hill full of fans, making the big play, and celebrating with your teammates fills you with a sense of thrill that can't be matched many other times in your life.  The players give everything they have to their team and the lights amplify it all.  The ups and the downs.