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Baseball Portrait

This photo was taken during a high school senior portrait session. I was recently inspired by Matt Hernandez http://www.matthernandezcreative.com/ and his senior sport images. I needed a way to gain more interest in my town and I thought creating "epic" sports portraits was the perfect way to do it!

Golden hour was upon us and I knew it was the perfect time for the "Matt Hernandez" image. I took out my 36" umbrella and set it up to camera left. (It was literally just off camera. It had to be pretty close.) I wanted to keep detail in the green field behind him so the sky was left mostly washed out. My speedlight is also not the strongest but I made do with what I had and it was enough to shoot at f/6.3.

I brought it into Photoshop and used some tips from a Phlearn tutorial to replace the sky.

Canon 60D
50mm · f/6.3 · ISO 100
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Keegan Evans's picture

Thanks Rebecca!

Jason Ranalli's picture

This is really nice...and I like the post work as well. This senior had to be happy with the result...frankly anyone would be.

Keegan Evans's picture

Thanks very much! The best part is seeing the reaction to the photo from the client. I love these types of photos because seniors feel like they are on a movie poster because of them!

Cody Ash's picture

great retouching

Keegan Evans's picture

Thanks Cody!

Remus Roman's picture

Killer work man!

Keegan Evans's picture

Thanks very much! I really appreciate it!