Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 439 - Portrait of Tye

ISO 100, 125mm, f/13, 1/160 sec: one light, camera left side—soft box

ISO 100, 100mm, f/13, 1/160 sec: two lights, camera left side—soft box,  camera right—hard

ISO 100, 150mm, f/13, 1/160 sec: three lights, camera left front—soft box, camera left rear—hard, camera right rear—hard

ISO 100, 70mm, f/13, 1/160 sec: four lights, camera left front—soft box, camera left rear—hard, camera right rear—hard, camera right rear—ground

The final project for portrait photography. Woo hoo!

Tye is one of the sophomore basketball players. I wish I could say I have watched him play for both years, but I admit, my interest in basketball did not peak until I went to shoot it for the first time.

When I asked the coach if I could take his portrait, he was more than agreeable, they are very good to me. Tye and I scheduled a time for 9 am this morning... I never took into account the fact that he was 19 and finished with finals.

I had to laugh when I looked at my phone and discovered that he had left me a text this morning  at 3 am asking if we could do the photos at 10:30 instead of 9. I was already set up and ready to go. So the coaches and I made idle chit chat waiting for Mr. Sunshine to rise and shine.

Totally worth the wait.


  1. Really great portraits! Very impressive.

  2. I love the bottom one the best. He's got a great "look" about him - makes me wonder what he was thinking about!

  3. These are FANTASTIC!!! The first shot is absolutley amazing!!! You are nailing these portraits Terri!

  4. All of them are superb, but my favorite has to be the last one- there's just something about it that really makes it stand out.