Senior and Family Portraits that are all about you!

Archive for January, 2011

Basketball Portrait Idea

Daijha let me “experiment” with some ideas I have for senior portraits.

This is pretty close to what I had conceived in my mind, but there are some things I would try differently.  That is the way to learn!  I wanted her in her game jersey, but the room the uniforms are in was locked.  We’ll do that for next time.

It comes close to what I have envisioned.  I will have to use a snoot to concentrate the flash on the Panther logo a little better.

I used two flashes for this, both Yongnuo YN560’s, triggered with my new Cactus V5’s.

There was one camera left, on Daijha, at 1/8th power, gelled with a 1/4 CTO gel.

Second flash was about 30 feet behind Daijha pointed at the Panther mural at 1/4 power zoomed to 105mm, gelled with an indigo gel.

This was taken with my Canon 1D Mark II and Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens.  Camera settings were:
1/250, f/2.8, ISO 50, Focal length 55mm

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Sheridan BB at Twin Bridges 1-22-11

Here are a few images from the last game I shot.  Twin Bridges has a nice big gym, but it is a cave!  I always have a hard time getting decent shots out of there.  The girls had a tough game; this is very much a growing year for them.  They are mostly sophmores and freshmen, with 2 juniors and 1 senior.  It has been a rough year so far, but considering their inexperience, they are doing great!

The boys played a good game against one of the best Class C teams in the state.  They stayed pretty close throughout the entire game.  It was definitely a huge improvement over the last time we played the Falcons!