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.