Timps view of Badger
The odd thing about me, is when I first started shooting photos I was heavy on lighting everything. I was, if you will, a Strobist.
When I first started I was terrified of people and can distinctly remember sweating buckets when I was one-on-one with subjects for a portrait.
In addition, I could remember racking my brain trying to figure out all the sweet ways I could light a subject. I'd sit all night (read: every waking moment I had in advance) trying to think how I'd shoot, let's say, one football player. I'd put a lot of time an effort into planning the perfect shoot.
But things have vastly changed with my ways of shooting since my start.
Not only do I not use my lights, pretty much never, but I love meeting new people and sitting down to chat with them before even shooting a frame.
Nowadays, I just go with the flow when given an assignment or sportrait. Much like last week.
Although I only knew about it 30 minutes before shooting it, I simply took work's lighting kit, in addition with my small strobe kit, and headed over to Timpview High School.
After five minutes of prep with my hand standing in as a model, I gathered Timpview defensive Chris Badger, shot as I saw it, and let him get on his way.
The above ran lead, although I originally liked this one better.
So I guess sportraits are my exception to using lights still. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be back to using them more again.
Edit: Ironic. Trent talks a little about the same being an improv photographer, and he lit his picture in his post. Check it out.