When I missed the group photos for flag football, I had to take my own
I'm a busy guy with a corporate job who agreed to coach my son's flag football team. In the hubbub of the season, I somehow missed the note from the league about team photos, and I never coordinated it for the team. Several of the parents were bummed out, so I told them I'd make it up to them.
While I'd never done sports portraits before, I practiced on my own kid in the driveway. It turns out that butterfly lighting and cranking clarity can make for some cool football portraits. I brought my strobes to the next practice cranked out photos for the boys in the parking lot. I'm pretty sure both the parents and kids were more pleased with these "makeup" photos than the standard sports portraits. All's well that ends well.
Canon 5D3. Two Profoto B1s.