basketball portraits

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...