The time has come for me to a do a little self promotion and offer up what has been by far my most popular image campaign since I returned to the portrait studio.
So let me break this down. I was in the studio one day and just finished doing some head shots. I received a phone call. The caller asked me if I could do a sports portrait. Now to be clear, I had to distinguish the difference between a sports action photo and a sports portrait. Let me explain, a sports action image is one that is more or less live action or simulated in studio on a backdrop. The Sports portrait however is just a little different. What I do is capture the emotion, love and or intensity for the sport as told by the subject. Now this does not only apply to sports. In addition it can be about anything an individual may be passionate about.
The experts say that photographers develop styles or certain looks to their images, and if that is true, than perhaps I found a look. I say all this lightly simply because I don't think it is about a look or style, I like to think it is about the subject and what you as a photographer have to do to bring out the intensity or passion in your subject. Oh for the record I hate that term. Passionate. For years now I have listened to people people say I am a passionate photographer. Oh yeah, well tell me just how passionate you are. Would you sit in cow crap for 10 hours to capture a rare albino housefly? Tell me what's passionate about that.
Enough, of my passion rant, so here's a look at my Sports Portraits.
0U8A2763 This is Eric. and it would not surprise me if one day you see him in the NFL. He is tough as nails, and he has a love for the game. I have had the pleasure of watching him play a few times, and he will knock you on your ass. Although we shot him in his basketball jersey, he loves football and if he can deal with the hell I put him though in the studio I can easy see him making it to the big show one day.
This is Emily, and she was one of my all time favorite subjects. She came into the shoot and was just ready to go. Emily is a member of the Medina, New York Mustang Marching Band. This school activity has stood the test of time and the Medina Mustang Marching band has been winning awards for years now in state and national competitions. The dedication these kids have is incredible and that dedication is what leads them to greatness.
EMILY-34 I want to thank Emily, and her family for allowing me to capture this frame.
This is Michael. Now I can tell you all about him and what he is into, but, I think what I will do here, is let you look at the shot and you can tell me what you see.
Here is the closer. I have been producing these images on canvas and they are incredible. So in celebration of all the great feedback I am going to offer a special on the Sports Portrait package. Normally this session costs $300.00. Book before the end of November 2016, and the session is $180.00 dollars. Oh yeah, we still throw in the 16x20 canvas print.
Hop on it we are booking quickly.