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If someone were to ask me what my favorite part about shooting HS seniors is, I may have to say the expression of sports. I love the artistic freedom that comes with it and, well...who doesn't love artistic freedom right?



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13 Comments |
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Awesome
Whitenblack
 
Whitenblack August 23, 2018
Magnificent!👏
liaekaiteudo
 
liaekaiteudo October 08, 2018
captivating
Donna9
 
Donna9 November 01, 2018
Very good capture, I see it in the eyes
didar_chy
 
didar_chy December 28, 2018
nice
Hwphotos
 
Hwphotos January 14, 2019
Cool photo
EricaAlmquist
 
EricaAlmquist June 16, 2019
The shadows are great!
erinmcnulty
 
erinmcnulty October 12, 2019
wait you shot this with your phone!?!?!?!?!
dwatts
 
dwatts February 07, 2020
Excellent use of light and shadow!
Arunas
 
Arunas October 02, 2020
fantastic!
maissabalfaqih
 
maissabalfaqih January 10, 2022
so beautiful
kevingroth
 
kevingroth February 08, 2022
it's the eyes for me!
photographybykristijo PRO
 
photographybykristijo October 21, 2022
Very nice portrait- love the shadows in your photograph 😊
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was taken at a pathetically unassuming corner of a local park in Utah. Which just proves, it really doesn't matter where the photo is taken as long as it's done with pure passion and intent.

Time

Because of time restrictions on both myself and my client, this photo was taken at the worst possible time of day with the sun high in the sky. Another example of how you can get around obstacles if you have the desire to make it work...the right equipment helps as well.

Lighting

Because this was taken when the sun didn't particularly want to be a team player, I used a circular translucent reflector to block the harsh light. I also used an OCF and had an assistant hold the lacrosse stick in the position shown.

Equipment

Nikon D800, Westcott Illuminator Reflector, MeFOTO tripod,

Inspiration

I was hired to take some photos of a high school senior and because the shooting location lacked great lighting and background, I had to get creative.

Editing

I first took the image through Lightroom to adjust lighting and color temp as well as adjusting the eyes. Because one eye was in shadow, I decided to bring the exposure on that one up then I added a little color and clarity to both eyes. I then took the image into Photoshop to get rid of blemishes etc. and lastly took it into Nic Color Efex Pro to help the whole image pop.

In my camera bag

Duct tape, always duct tape! Batteries, flashlight, extra sd cards, chapstick, gum, a variety of lenses, an OCF, my camera of course and lens filters. Oh yes, and pepper spray, I do a lot of shooting out in the middle of nowhere and I'm usually alone so I'm not too keen on wanting to become a snack to any wild animal.

Feedback

Don't be afraid to get creative when shooting for someone else. Let your mind go free and tune into that voice that is asking you to get a little unconventional.

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