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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Step-by-Step Composite: UO Acrobatics

As promised, I’ve put together a step by step image guide to show how the final image came to be. As I mentioned in my previous blog post about this project, I was pretty much given complete creative freedom. So, this is the concept that fit best in my mind with the photos we had shot. Originally, I planned on creating a triangle with one set front and center but felt like this worked better. Step 1: Base Image Of course the obvious question is why is there a giant black bar the top? Okay, not obvious at all since
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UO Acrobatics and Tumbling

I was commissioned by the University of Oregon’s Athletic Department to shoot the poster for their Acrobatics and Tumbling team for the upcoming season. Sometimes it’s difficult going into a project with no clear instruction of exactly what they want you to photograph. The only request was that I make the girls look badass (literally the wording) and felt that I would be a perfect fit for the project. I did my research and came up with a few ideas based upon some of their stunts that I felt would translate into a good photograph. Some of the difficulties were
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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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