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Ashton Eaton

It’s never a bad day at the office when you get to work with an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder, and good friend. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Ashton Eaton on a project for TrackTown USA. Right now, the project isn’t live to show you the final ad but we did take a bunch of additional images just for fun that I am allowed to show you: Ashton was one of the first people I worked with when I was getting into photography and he’s definitely helped me get to where I am today. On set
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Hurdle Photo #2

Here’s the last photo in the three image Ashton Eaton series. This last photo probably personifies who I am as a photographer the most. I’m 5′ 10″ and I try to never take a photo at 5′ 10″. By this I mean, I never try to take a photo standing up. A huge amount of the worlds population is within a 1-foot range of that height and I don’t want to always create a familiar scene. So often times, I find myself laying on the ground in the dirt (and once in huge puddles of water) just to get a
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Block Start

Today we’re going to take a closer look at Ashton’s Block Start photo. It’s definitely my favorite of the series. As, I was running through the post processing I was a little unsure of what to do because I wasn’t able to shoot and backgrounds while I was down in Eugene for the day. So, I started playing around and got the crazy idea to change everything purple to match his uniform. I sent Ash a screen capture and he liked it so I ended up posting it (I was really considering not publishing the image until I was able
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Hurdle Photo #1

Image Details: Canon 5d Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, 73mm, ISO 100, f/16 Having a hard time getting to sleep tonight so I thought I’d get a head start on the blog posts I promised following my photo shoot with Ashton Eaton. I’ve had some questions about the three photos that I’ve uploaded the past few days so I wanted to give you all a little closer look behind my thought process for ¬†each of the images. This one is a pretty simple setup that I got from a fstoppers.com video I watched a while back (Pocket Wizard Flex Review).
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Ashton Eaton

This past weekend I drove down to Eugene to work on a commissioned project with my friend (and subject of a lot of my sportraits) Ashton Eaton. Basically, Ashton contacted me to work on putting together some new imagery in combination with some of our old images so that he can fill his new website with some great photos. Of course I love the opportunity to work with one of my friends and get some great photos at the same time. So really it was a win-win. We had back and forth discussions for probably about 5 months trying to
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Post Processing

I don’t think it will come as any surprise to anyone that my digital workflow involves a few hours of photoshop. It’s not something that I hide because I’m not looking to portray photo realistic, I’m trying to go for the more surreal look. I was going through my Lightroom images and decided to process an image from about 9-months ago. I started working and decided to throw in a couple different aspects that aren’t traditional to my images (tutorials I picked up online). That’s the great thing about making post processing a learning experience. Whenever I see an image
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Revisiting Old Work

Yesterday, I had a little down time (even though I probably should have been doing some homework) and I decided to go back and re-edit some of my photos from about 6-months ago. It’s crazy how much you can learn and how much your vision can change in that amount of time that can completely alter an image. I sat down and edited an old image of Marshall and I didn’t expect it to turn out much different than the first edit. But, a little altered workflow and some new techniques can really change the result of your photographs. Here
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