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Nike Spring Running Test

I belong to studio that consists of three other photographers and a producer called BUCK Studio. Although we all operate as freelance photographers we also have been getting contacted to work as a studio on projects. One of the major requests we get is for product photography of different apparel. Darren, our producer, and I decided that we should put together a test shoot so I could get some product photography in my portfolio. This test shoot consisted of two days of shooting so we could capture still life and on-body images. Day 1 – Still Life Darren and I
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Tara

A few weeks ago I met up with one of my old college teammates as she was passing through Portland. She contacted me to let me know that she would be in town for the day and wanted to know if I wanted to do a test shoot. Of course I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to catch up with her and at the same time get some great images for my portfolio. I had been wanting to get out to the Oregon coast to do a surf styled shoot and it seemed like a pretty good fit
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Geronne

Here’s something new and a little different. A shoot created completely with natural light. No strobes. No reflectors. Nothing but beautiful afternoon sunlight. Although I love creating Sportraits it’s nice to be working on a completely different for my portfolio. I wanted to create something that was a little more raw and natural versus the super lit and processed look that you normally find in my work. The basic concept behind the shoot was a track & field athlete (a hurdler to be specific) going through a normal day of training. There will definitely be more work like this coming
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UO Women’s Tennis

As mentioned last week, when I showed the photo I created for the University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team, this week is going to be dedicated to the image that I created for the University of Oregon’s Women’s Tennis Poster (if you didn’t see the Acro and Tumbling Photo click here for just the image and click here for the step-by-step behind creating the image). The project once again came down to one simple request, make her look badass. The big difference here is that since I was working with one subject rather than a huge group of girls,
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Jazmyn

Here are some recent photos I took during a test shoot with a model from Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, it’s getting to be that time of year where it’s really difficult to schedule anything due to weather. This shoot probably took over a month to sort our her schedule, my schedule and find a time where it wouldn’t be raining. When we met up at sunrise, the city was clouded in and made it difficult to shoot with a fast enough shutter speed to stop motion. A few weeks ago I bought a
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Sports Photography… Harder Than it Looks!

Before I get into the post I want to say that going in I already knew it was going to be hard but it’s even harder than that! A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had the opportunity to go and shoot the Seahawks final preseason game vs the Oakland Raiders but didn’t really ever follow up. I apologize but here is that post! For a while now, I’ve been in contact with a photographer up in Seattle who’s helped me with so many things it’s hard to find a place to start. After meeting with an ad agency
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Nike Clash of the Champions

About a month ago, Nike hosted a Tennis match at the University of Oregon and it included some of the biggest names in Tennis. I was introduced to the sport a couple of years ago, watching Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fight it out in the Australian Open. Since then, Tennis has become one of my favorite sports to watch and play (when I can find someone else who is as bad as I am). But, upon hearing about this event, I knew I had to go down and watch some great tennis but also see the new Matthew Knight
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One Trick Pony

I’ll admit, over the past few weeks my creativity has gone into a slump. The biggest issue is I’ve really contained myself to a small box that requires me to work within the bounds or the three-light look. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look and how it turns out but I want to be able to do more than just one look and be a one trick pony. One of my new clients that I’ve been working with is actually pushing me in the complete opposite direction. They see my talent and my love of capturing Sports in
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