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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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Experimental Photography ProjectTop 20 class week 1
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Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol6Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
People And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class
People And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 33Top 30 class
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8 Comments | Report
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Awesome
Whitenblack
 
Whitenblack August 23, 2018
Magnificent!👏
liaekaiteudo PRO
 
liaekaiteudo October 08, 2018
captivating
Donna9
 
Donna9 November 01, 2018
Very good capture, I see it in the eyes
didar_chy PRO
 
didar_chy December 28, 2018
nice
Hwphotos
 
Hwphotos Jan 14
Cool photo
EricaAlmquist
 
EricaAlmquist Jun 16
The shadows are great!
erinmcnulty
 
erinmcnulty Oct 12
wait you shot this with your phone!?!?!?!?!

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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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