I know this blog post is long overdue, but a few months ago I had the chance to shoot a personal project with three extremely talented athletes – volleyball player Liz Card, tennis player Mads Hegelund, and soccer player Zach Page-Belknap. I wanted to shoot athletes in action in the studio on white, but with a playing court/surface for a bit of context and whimsy. For the shoot I brought a few props – a section of artificial turf, a section of tennis court, and some sand. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Huge props to Liz who (voluntarily!) took three full-on dives in the studio. Even though we poured a couple hundred pounds of sand on the floor, it was only a couple inches thick over a solid concrete floor. Also big thank-yous to Sarah Clark on makeup and Lisa Harper for assisting.
More pics at my main website.
Here are a few new images from a recent fitness shoot with personal trainer Marissa.
Here are some new images from a recent swim shoot with local swimmer Lindsay.
I realize I haven’t updated this blog in quite a while….to be honest I am not much of a blogger and writing is not my strong suit. To break the dry spell, I’d though I share some of the new images I have been shooting. Huge thanks to the models, stylists, and assistants Shavonne, Paris, Bri, Francesca, and Lisa.
Beautiful evening light over Loveland Pass.
This is from a recent personal shoot for my portfolio. Big thanks to Art for waking up bright and early and running the benches. By the end of the shoot there were about a hundred people running around us for their morning workout.
Lighting consisted of two Elinchrom Quadras, with 7″ reflectors – one was placed behind Art, the other in front. I planned to use two soft boxes, but the Colorado wind once again hampered that idea. I can’t say enough good things about the Quadras. They are super portable, light-weight, and put out a good amount of light (400w/s per pack).
Drove down to Castle Rock to shoot some track and field. The relentless wind definitely threw a wrench into the shoot, but we still managed to get a couple of images. Here is decathlete Zachary Wood showing us how it’s done on the hurdles. Big thanks to Zach, Mike, and Lisa for braving the cold and windy weather!
This was a fun image to make. Zeb, my running companion and partner in crime is mostly UNwilling to pose for a photograph. Mainly because he can’t sit still for longer than three seconds! But a Zuke’s doggie treat can easily increase his attention span by a couple of seconds! So I put the treat on a chair to keep his focus (note drool on lip and wide open eyes!) And it took a few tries for him to understand that the treat was for AFTER the big flash.
Tech stuff: I shot this to test out some new lights – the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger. Two heads plugged into one Quadra pack, both with the standard 7″ reflectors, placed camera right and left. Shot on my office floor using a Westcott collapsible reflector for the backdrop.
Got the new website up and running and will be adding additional content soon. Now working on the new blog…
One of my shots, taken near Copper Mountain, Colorado, is featured as the Rave Run in the current issue of Runner’s World (Feburary 2012).