A new app called Head Trainer hired us to shoot pictures of athletes in three cities across the west. First, we shot Alex Morgan in Portland, followed by Richard Sherman in Seattle, and then Rickie Fowler in Phoenix. Here are a few screen shots captured on the app’s web site, and a few other shots that will be used for various purposes.
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Here are a few of our photos in clips from Athlon Sports Magazine. On top we have Alex Morgan featured the World Cup issue.
Below, Connor Cook of Michigan State is on the cover of the Big Ten issue, and Royce Freeman is featured on the cover of the Pac 12 issue. And, both of these photos were actually shot during the same game!
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.
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.