I shoot a lot of the portraits at the Billings Gazette. It is a job I enjoy and find creative.
In many of the sports stories, we feature members of the Outlaws professional arena football team.
Although the pictures are taken in the studio, a long way from a football venue, I think with interesting light and a little attitude from the players, a nice image can be made.
Here is a portrait of Billings Outlaws wide receivers, from left, Lemans Casimier, James Walton, and Allen Burrel.
I had some fun testing my fellow photographer colleagues, asking them where the light on the players was coming from.
I used four strobes to light this portrait. The main light on the players if coming from a small Nikon strobe taped to the back of the football!
I used a small neutral density filter; it just cuts down on the light, on the flash against the center subject, as he was closest to the light.
Two more strobes were position to either side of the players with blue filters on them. And finally on more flash was filtered blue and creates the background in Outlaws colors.
I used pocket wizard radio remotes to fire all the flashes wirelessly.