Making a splash
Sportraits - sport plus portrait - simple enough.
To this day, I've only photographed one swim meet and exactly zero portraits of swimmers - until last week.
Every time I get sportrait, my first thought is, "F%&*, how would Roth blow this up?"
That's the good thing about having awesome, face melting photographers as friends - Continual inspiration.
Anyways, I wanted to do something with this swimmer that obviously included the water. I looked on archive at work to see if anyone had do anything like I was thinking and didn't see too much exciting.
So going into the shoot, I had an idea but then changed my mind last minute. And then
with that idea, I changed my lighting, too.
The above is what I ended up with. I felt a bit rushed and only fired 50 frames during the quick assignment.
I'll keep my original idea in my back-pocket for my next swimmer portrait. In addition, there is a lot I'd change about this image, but I then again, there is always something I wish I could change about all my pictures.
So tomorrow, I'll continue to chase the perfect picture.