I have been practicing with using composites to see if I can produce anything compelling. This was a recent example. Model is Lee (http://www.modelmayhem.com/Nulalee). The background shot is an HDR photo of the Phoenix Central Library (5 different exposures). To take Lee's photo I used the popular three light set-up, two Dynalite's to each side and a 54" octabank overhead with a Elinchrom Ranger. (Note: I realize that I messed up his hand towards the back, I'll have to go back and fix it and replace this photo this weekend.)
I haven't posted in quite a while, so this is a good shot to get me up and going again.
Late last year, my friend, Loren asked if I could help with some shots for a calendar that he was putting together for 2010. The calendar is about athletes who compete in adaptive sports in Arizona. He used a few of my shots in the final version and this was one of them.
This was shot at the Phoenix College track using one Elinchrom Ranger with a 53" octabank.
Kevin Messner was the subject of his photo and his bio from the calendar:
Kevin, is nine years old and was born in ZhaoQing, China. He was adopted five years ago and came to Arizona where he received a surgery that allowed him to wear a prosthetic leg. Kevin competed in the 2009 Arizona Disabled Sports Desert Challenge where he qualified for nationals in both track and archery. He also competed in the National Junior Disabled Championship in St. Louis this past summer. Kevin will soon receive his first prosthetic running leg from the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The calendar was created to raise money for a new gym (http://www.disabilitysportscenter.com/calendar.html) in Phoenix. If you happen to know someone who rolls around, take 15 mins and 15 dollars to send him/her a calendar. It goes for a good cause.
A couple of friends of mine invited me to tag along on a shoot this afternoon at the ice rink in Scottsdale. The subject of the shot was Corbin who is a world class hockey player and great person to hang out with. It was a real honor to be invited. I don't shoot much sports especially indoors and I struggled a bit with some technical aspects but some of the shots came out fun and show the real intensity and athleticism of Corbin.
Strobist: Alien Bee 800 into gridded octabox camera right, metered to a couple stops stronger than ambient light.