Beavers Media Day

Today was “Media Day” for the Portland Beavers, the AAA team for the San Diego Padres. Every year I shoot mugs and some portraits for the team for the program covers, etc. Every year I’m running around like a freak trying to grab different people for different photos, so this year I decided to setup a remote camera and a ring light and setup a station for the guys to shoot their own photos while I was doing other things. I hooked up a pocket wizard to a foot switch, so they just sat down, made whatever face and hit the foot switch. Here are a couple of my favs.

LEFT: Chase Headley and Matt Antonelli, rated the #1 and #2 prospects in the Padres system. RIGHT: New Beavers manager Randy Ready. There are a few more on my Sports Shooter page too. Also, there is a gallery on the Beavers site, here. Opening day in two days!

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7 Responses to “Beavers Media Day”

  1. kev Says:

    nice! dude i cant wait for you to come down here next month so we can go to petco for some padres games…

  2. Roland Says:

    Nice stuff.

  3. Daniel Berman Says:

    This is a nice idea and well executed. The color is terrific and that third one just makes me laugh. Nice work Craig!

    Daniel

  4. Brian Mc Says:

    Great idea! When I have my studio opening party, I wanted to do the same thing and the foot switch sounds like the way to go. Cool shots!

  5. Pocketwizard Blog Says:

    [...] Talented sports shooter Criaig Mitchelldyer writes in his blog, “Today was ‘Media Day’ for the Portland Beavers, the AAA team for the San Diego Padres. Every year I shoot mugs and some portraits for the team for the program covers, etc. Every year I’m running around like a freak trying to grab different people for different photos, so this year I decided to setup a remote camera and a ring light and setup a station for the guys to shoot their own photos while I was doing other things. I hooked up a Pocket Wizard (sic) to a foot switch, so they just sat down, made whatever face and hit the foot switch. Here are a couple of my favs.” http://blog.craigmitchelldyer.com/2008/04/01/editorial/beavers-media-day-3/ [...]

  6. PocketWizard Says:

    Great work, Craig! You’ve been blogged by PocketWizard here: http://pocketwizard.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/21/

  7. Blog -- Mitchelldyer Photography -- Portland Oregon Freelance Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer Says:

    [...] The people over at PocketWizard liked my Beavers ring light photos and mentioned me on their blog yesterday (here). I thought that was pretty cool. E-mail This Post [...]

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