I got the opportunity to shoot BYU basketball superstar Jimmer Fredette on Friday.
The idea for the photo, which I probably shouldn't talk about, was to simply shoot picture of him in a white home jersey against a white background. I tried to sneak in some more creative images that could later be used for previews and such in paper, but that proved to be difficult.
Not only did I have time constraints issues, but I felt as if my creatively was stifled as half of the company watched and talked to Fredette as I worked in the studio. Not to mention, they all knew the plan, so whenever I tried to break free of it, someone raised question. But I did get some frames I liked before video got a chance to do their thing.
I'm sure my better photos of Fredette will come when he is on the court. Good luck this season, Jimmer.