Inside the NFL

At the end of last year I got contacted about shooting some photos for the Showtime TV Show, “Inside the NFL”. The job consisted of taking some BTS photos during taping but they also wanted to get some portraits of the hosts of the show. The biggest challenge was time management and making sure that I was capturing everything that needed to be captured. The first week I was on set my only objective was to get BTS photos. This was definitely helpful for me to figure out the pace of things and planning ahead for the next week when
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Yoga NYC (BTS)

As promised, I wanted to follow up last weeks blog post releasing my new yoga images with a BTS video and images from the shoot. In the past, these posts have been more of a step-by-step process at the retouching aspect but this time I wanted to give you a better look as to what it’s like on one of my sets. I always try to make it as comfortable, friendly, and fun as possible since we are all going to be spending the rest of the day together. I think this definitely comes across in the video! But, I know
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ShotKit Feature

As photographers, I think we are always curious about the gear that other photographers use. A couple of months ago I came across a website called ShotKit that covers the question we’ve asked or been asked, “What’s in your camera bag?” There have been a bunch of great photographers that I look up to and respect who have been on the blog and it’s super interesting (and inspiring) to see what they use to create their amazing images. Now, I’m by no means comparing myself to those great photographers but if you have ever been curious as to what I
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Step-by-Step: UO Volleyball

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I’ve had a few questions about how I created the UO Volleyball posters from this past year. The process is fairly easy but it was a matter of getting the right assets upfront (mainly the silhouette) to pull off the look. Let’s dive in. Step 1: RAW Image Here is part of the RAW image used for the silhouette. I’m just dissecting the image from the layers so this is already in the crop and because of that we are losing some of the top and bottom of the
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Sunny: Image Breakdown

If you read my post last friday (or just looked at the photos) you saw some of my new photos of a local athletic model Sunny. Today, I’m going to be doing the usual image breakdown to give you all an idea of how the image was created from start to finish. This one will be a lot simpler than the others because I only used one light. I was working on some lifestyle portraits in hopes of getting a job which required several different locations. I don’t know about you but it’s not fun carrying around the gear required
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Sports Lifestyle: Running

About a month ago I was asked to do a test for a company and I posted some of the images that I submitted. You can find the old post here. That post goes into detail about some other things but you can see the images that were sent in. The company has some pretty strict guidelines on how they want their images processed and exactly what you can do with them. Since then, I’ve been wanting to go back and rework the images on how I normally would and get them ready to be uploaded to a lifestyle section
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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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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 video I watched a while back (Pocket Wizard Flex Review).
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