We spent most of last week photographing dancers at Pacific Dance Academy, arguably our cutest subjects of the year. Here are a few of our favorites.
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USA’s Alex Morgan
We recently shot the Portland Thorns players who will be playing in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. We had a lot of fun on this shoot, photographing each girl with the flag from her home country. Can’t wait to see them play in June!
USA’s Tobin Heath and England’s Jodie Taylor
Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Germany’s Nadine Angerer
Canada’s Kaylyn Kyle and Rhian Wilkinson
This is Genzebe Dibaba, 24-year old world indoor champion who was just named Sportswoman of the Year. We shot this picture for The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which presented the award to her in Shanghai a few weeks ago. She broke three world records, in three different events, over a two-week span: the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter and two-mile event in Europe. She’s one of only three athletes to break three world records in such a short amount of time. Talk about hard work paying off!
A couple of weeks ago the Winged M asked us to come back to the Multnomah Athletic club and shoot some portraits of some racquetball players for the April issue, which came out today. It was a really fun shoot and for what might be the first time in the history of shooting for magazines, they used the exact 4 images i wanted them to in the exact way I wanted as well! Needless to say, I love how it all came together. Here are some clips of the cover and inside pages.
For the main opener image, I wanted lots of white space for txt and headlines and a racquetball court is the perfect place for that! To light this image I used the walls of the court to bounce 3 lights off to give it a natural look. Then I laid on the ground and had them fire balls just over my head. These guys are really good at this so I was pretty confident they wouldn’t kill me. I did hear the buzzing of a ball breeze past my face a time or two though!
Saturday night we shot the state prep wrestling tournament for the Register-Guard paper in Eugene. Here is how the pictures played out in the paper the next day.
Here’s a better view of the black & white picture above: Joseph Ballard’s reaction after winning his second Class 2A/1A title at the OSAA state wrestling championships.
My 1st grade son loves sports. He’s quite the little athlete. Right now he is playing soccer and basketball. I’m helping coach his basketball team and when it was time for team photos, I decided I’d shoot them instead of having the league photographer do it so we could have something cool. Here is what I shot. They look like such little bad asses. Love it. You do not want to mess with them!
Here is my little man. Love this kid! So much fun watching him play.
The final installment of our 14 of 2014 is a little late, but better late than never. It’s a tough one as I shoot a ton of sports, but we narrowed it down to these 14 favorite photos. I hope you enjoyed the other 14 of 14 posts as well!
The best moment in Portland sports in 2014 had to have been Damian Lillard’s buzzer beating 3 pointer shot with .9 seconds on the clock to advance the Blazers to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It was great to witness it. Since that moment this image has ben published in hundreds, if not thousands of publications, including a double truck in ESPN the Magazine, a page in SI for Kids and is the only action photo in this years Blazers media guide.