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Daijha – Purple Gel

This is the revised version of my earlier shot, but now with some changes I wanted to implement.  At least in this one, she is in her game jersey.  In retrospect, I wish I had composed it a little differently.

Lighting Info:
Key Light: 1x YN560 in a 40″ SK umbrella softbox, at 1/2 power, with a 1/4 CTO gel, camera left, about 5-6 feet away, and raised about 2 feet above Daijha

Hair Light: 1x YN460 at 1/16 power, bare, on a light stand behind Daijha

Background Light: 1x YN560, bare, on a light stand, at full power, zoomed to 105mm, with a snoot, and gelled with an indigo gel

All flashes triggered by Cactus V5 triggers.

Camera Info:
Camera: Canon 1D Mark II
Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO 50
Focal Length: 51mm

Sheridan BB vs Gardiner 1-29-11

It’s hard to believe that the basketball season is almost over!  Only 3 weeks to go now until Districts.  Both the girls and the guys played some great basketball on Saturday against the Gardiner Bruins.

In their previous matchup, the guys lost to the Bruins.  This time, they would have none of that.  The Panthers jumped out to a huge lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.  Gardiner did try to mount a comeback during the fourth quarter, but were not able to pull it out.

The girls played one of their best games of the year, although the score doesn’t seem to indicate that.  It’s hard, when the Lady Bruins darted out to a 30 point lead by the end of the first quarter, and ended up with 74 points for the game.  But the Sheridan Lady Panthers played really well!  It has been a growing year for them, as most of them are sophomores.  I know some of the girls are discouraged, but they are doing awesome considering how young the team is!

Here are some pics from the games:

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

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!

 

Gilbert Family

I had the opportunity to shoot family portraits for the Gilbert family.  All they wanted was some simple shots, nothing real fancy.  The weather didn’t quite cooperate, but does add Montana “character” to the images.  These are just a few of the shots, but all that I’m going to get to today.


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Sheridan Boys at Lincoln 12-10-10

The Sheridan Panthers kicked off their season at the Tip-Off Tournament held in Philipsburg.  Their first game was against the Lincoln Lynx.  Let’s just say it was a bit of a rough start for the guys.  For the most part, they are a new team, returning only 3 players from last year’s varsity team.  But they played hard throughout the game, never giving up!

I know they will play much better in the rest of their games!  They have a lot of potential and may be highly underrated in the conference this year.  Here are a few images from that game.

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Sheridan HS Boys Basketball Schedule Poster

I have finally finished the schedule poster for the Sheridan HS boys basketball team!  Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy.  Many hours over the past couple of weeks were put into this, but I am very happy with how it came out.  I think the theme of the poster fits the guys very much!

This and any of my schedule posters are available for sale.  They are $40 each, or 2 for $60.  Contact me to find out more or to place your order.  They will only be available for a limited time, so get them while you can!

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Volleyball Tournament

I debated putting sports photos on my blog, because I want the focus of my work to be portraits.  But I got to thinking, (a dangerous thing for me), and I thought, “Why not?  They’re just as much my work as portraits.”  So, I thought I would share some from a recent volleyball tournament.  None of my images from this tournament are available for sale or distribution of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lance – Senior 2011



 

Lance wanted some shots with his dog, Lucky.

Lighting on this one was all natural.

I used 4 layers in post processing. I’ve been experimenting with some post processing techniques to find “my” style.

I wanted to use natural light since the sun was shining with some clouds.  I am becoming more and more convince that I prefer off-camera flash.

Lance – Senior 2011

I’m playing with a new program called PhotoTools 2.5.  This program makes some post processing techniques a lot easier.  It is a Photoshop CS 5 plugin and works in sync with Photoshop.  It has over 200 different processes to experiment with.

I also added a scratch layer in Photoshop.  I am trying to improve my processing and also find “my” style.

Lighting was with one of my Vivitar 283 flashes on a light stand.  The wind was blowing a bit to hard for me to use my shoot-through umbrella, so it’s bare, throwing some hard light on Lance.  I think this kind of lighting better suits Lance.  Flash was on camera left.

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