Collaboration portfolio shoots are shoots that I tend to do from time to time in the down time of my crazy year… This was one of those types of sessions. I like idea of shooting fitness and weight lifting types of shots… except I like to put my own little SGP twist on it. My goal is to give a unique shot with dynamic lighting but yet at the same time try and steer clear of the “industry standard” shots that everybody see’s in glamor fitness types of magazines.
Meet the Whitney… she was the one that I did the collaborating with for the shoot, her and her husband have quite the success story of pretty much just eating clean and working out… for some true inspiration checkout her sites WhitneyCarlson.com and He & She Eat Clean…. very motivational and they seem to have a huge following as well… go check it out and get inspired. Whitney added two of her friends in with th eshoot as well and asked if i could take a few of their kind of shots and then I could get the ones that I needed… so all in all I think it worked out for the all parties.
Check out some of the shots… in the gym and in the junkyard… YEAP JUNKYARD… you know how i like put pretty things in ugly places… makes such a dynamic contrast…
Meet The Cast :: Whitney, Anna and Paige
and this was pretty much how the day went…. Anna was our ice breaker or was it the tequila? …lol
I had the opportunity to shoot McKay’s senior session from earlier this season… his mom asked me about my Highlight Package which basically is where I am hired to follow a specific player throughout a game, event or tournament… This was the maiden voyage of that session and I McKay sure had a great game to give me a lot of great shots. Here are just a few from this past Friday night… Go Dragons! ::
I started a group on Facebook called “JPG Joing Photographers in Georgia” and well a series of fitness shoots were and had been going on and around the group for sometime now. Most of them were studio styled sessions… staged props… no doubt the shots looked great and were beneficial to those involved… I however have never done the fitness/workout type of shots or session before, but if you know me I am always up for a challenge. I wanted to take a slightly different approach… okay a lot different approach… ALSO if you know me I am usually against the grain anyway…! My inspiration for what I wanted to do was more along the lines of a Nike Ad or something like a Gatorade Ad, you know the ones, hard directional lighting, very dark and contrasty and slightly desaturated… YEAH sounds amazing eh? Well I design ads for a national advertising company as my 9-5 job and we have a client (Bodyplex in Athens) that I deal with on a fairly regular basis… The owner is great and very down to earth so I just asked him one day what I was thinking in terms of my shoot and wanted someone fit, strong, ripped… he knew what I was getting at and introduced me to his manager… well she was a joy to shoot and probably soar afterwards as she lifted weights probably more for the shots than she might have done in her normal workouts… so a BIG Thanks to Chris, Candice and Bodyplex of Athens for letting me shoot. Check out some of my shots ::
Another great senior session… not only because it has some kick a## pictures, but because I have learned a new meaning for an old word… Sick [sik] adjective: – crazy, cool and insane. This word was used a few times during the session and in a few comments on the post… I kinda like it, I like the idea that my work is “sick” ;)…. Anyway, other than learning a new term this session, it was pretty awesome. I love stepping outside of the norm if you know me and this session like the others so far this year was just that. Very cool locations and ideas I must say… Lori (the cool mom) and Andrew came up with them all on their own…. they told me me what and i shot it with my own twist. My favorite was obviously the baseball field and I think that the weight room turned out well too… or “sick”…lol. Anyway check out these “sick” sneak peeks::
So I am really starting to enjoy this whole sport photography gig. Here are some pictures from this past Friday nights game (Jefferson vs Banks County). If you think that any of these players parents may want prints let me know… also I am available to shoot games at different schools. Have camera will travel 😉
I have entered into yet another realm of photography. I have just recently shot the last two Jefferson Dragon home games and have really enjoyed it. I am offering up my services for hire… details are on my website.