Another prep football section is done. Posted online already and printed, waiting to be inserted in tomorrow’s paper.
I love doing the portraits for this section but by the time I’m finished with the 17 portraits I’m ready to be done. It’s an exciting opportunity to flex my creative muscles but at the same time it’s a lot of phone calls, scheduling, setting up lights and taking down lights. It’s both mentally and physically tiring.
Earlier, I showed you a couple of the lighting setups.
I’m truly happy with about half of the portraits. For a variety of reasons I’m just not so happy with the others. I feel like I could have shot the photo from a different angle, the lighting was off, the underlying concept was poor, there’s any number of reasons.
Every portrait is keyed to an automotive term which somehow relates to the player in the photo (the theme of the section is “Car and Player.”)
Here are my favorites: