All of the images for the youth sports series were photographed on greenscreen, both inside and outside of our studio and were lit to dramatically enhance whatever skill the kids were performing. The inside of our studio gives us such a wide array of light options from dark to dramatically light and the outside bay gives the most amazing natural light that any photographer would drool over.
The elements for this shot were pieced together from several different football fields and the rain was created digitally. It was a bit of a happy accident that the helmet was wet as a result of our stylist spraying “sweat” on the models face. When she went to wipe it off, I asked her to leave it for a few shots as it inspired me to add rain later. Sometimes the most creative moments of a shot are not planned, but a result of the active process that creating an image entails. If you are creating this way, leaving yourself open to the possibilities that a collaboration of people active on a set can inspire, then magic happens. Very rarely are my shots 100% planned.
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