Archive for the 'Sports' Category
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.
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Advocare looking for a photographer for a shoot with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. I was happy to shoot it as I’ve worked with him many many times, not only as the Timbers photographer, but I also hid in the bushes while he proposed to his now wife Felicia, shot maternity photos for them and shot photos of his new baby as well. I’m kind of the Nagbe personal photographer, so I was happy to shoot some cool photos for his latest product endorsement. Advocare sent a video crew up from Dallas and we rented out the Portland Futsal faciltiy on 17th Ave in SE Portland, which is the perfect facility for a photo shoot like this. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.