Taking the Leap

April 13, 2012  •  1 Comment

Some images are mostly luck, some are mostly planning, and the best images are often a combination of the two.  Such was the case the day I shot this iconic image with the lovely Madison Conradis.  We had gone to this beachside park in Melbourne with a few other models and photographers for a group shoot.  Given the angle of the sun relative to the sand court, I put a wide-angle lens on my camera, positioned myself where her shadow would be when she jumped, and we staged this shot.  It took a few tries to get it just right, and even then the ball was in the wrong place in the frame (too far away).  A little digital wizardy moved the ball, reshaped it to be more round, and removed both the brand logo and the yellowish cast it had from the ambient light.  The resulting image is one of the best shots in either her port or mine!


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Cathy Bell(non-registered)
One of my favorite sport shots that you have taken of her Greg.
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