I'm very much interested in combining the sports and portrait aspects of photography in as much as they can accurately convey each other accurately. So this could be a 'sports' picture and it could be 'portrait', in the formal sense. This is a pitcher I was hired to shoot and really wanted to portray the buildup that goes into that first pitch. I just used a 2 light setup; nothing crazy. Edited primarily in Lightroom, I really liked the tension added by the uniform twisting and tightening around him, so I further emphasized those relationships. Converting to black and white was an easy choice; it is just much more cohesive without any color to distract the viewer.
50mm · f/16.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100