Archive for the 'Sports' Category

Clip: Head Trainer App

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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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Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Continuum Photography, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Continuum Photography, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Richard Sherman for HeadTrainer Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Richard Sherman for HeadTrainer Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Richard Sherman for HeadTrainer Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Richard Sherman for HeadTrainer Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Ricky Fowler shot in Phoenix, AZ for Head Trainer. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: Athlon Sports Magazine

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Here are a few of our photos in clips from Athlon Sports Magazine. On top we have Alex Morgan featured the World Cup issue.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

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!

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Pacific Dance Academy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

World Cup Players | Portland Thorns

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

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!

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Continuum Photography, Craig Mitchelldyer)

USA’s Tobin Heath and England’s Jodie Taylor

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Germany’s Nadine Angerer

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Canada’s Kaylyn Kyle and Rhian Wilkinson

Genzebe Dibaba

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

BEAVERTON, OR - MARCH 31: Genzebe Dibaba during a video shoot for Laureus in Beaverton, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images for Laureus) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images for Laureus)

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!

Caleb Porter

Monday, April 6th, 2015

April 4, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter watches warm ups before the match at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Here is an photo we took of Timbers coach Caleb Porter as he watched the team warmup just outside the locker room before the April 4th match against FC Dallas.

Clip: April Winged M Magazine

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Racquetball portraits for the Winged M. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

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.

Racquetball portraits for the Winged M. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)
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!

Racquetball portraits for the Winged M. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)
For these individual photos, I wanted something a little different than the cover shot, so I used grid spots to light them up against the wall. I love working with the guys over at the MAC!

Clip: Register-Guard on State Wrestling

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

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.

Joseph Ballard of Monroe reacts after pinning Samuel Thurman of Lowell for his second 2A/1A title in the OSAA State Wrestling Championship in Portland, OR on February 28, 2015.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/For the Register-Guard) (Craig Mitchelldyer)