Category Archives: football portraits

A little creativity + free overlay

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Image by Joyce Meyer

You can’t beat “free,” right?  Ashe Designs had a free overlay offer that included a football with shattered glass around it. I thought the football in the overlay appeared too cheesy so dragged it over my image and erased the football out. Copied and sized the glass only results and added a zoom effect to one of the layers to show movement. Plain bleacher background is now jazzed up. Ta-dah!!  Love free things…

Here’s the link:  Ashe Design.com Freebies

Life lessons learned on the field.

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Sports portraits and off camera lighting

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Image by Joyce Meyer

While available light is easy to use, I don’t like how it blows out the sky when doing backlit portraits. This portrait setup involved strong sunlight as it lowered in the sky, football field light, and two Canon 580 EX II speedlights with Cyber-sync radio triggers. Speedlights were on both sides of the subject to outline and define his strong features at manual 1/4 and about 10 feet away from subject. Camera angle low to give the portrait a feeling of strength and size while keeping the field light in view. Canon 5D Mark 3 settings were ISO100 at 8.0 and 1/125. Post processing involved basic adjustments in Lightroom and HDR in Photoshop with a few other tweaks.

We were so fortunate to have such a beautiful evening with no wind and pleasant temps. Go Bulldogs!! Yeah, life is good…

Determination

Playing around with an edgy style of editing to give the impression of toughness.

Backlit with Canon 580 EX 2 flash.  Front slightly filled with reflector. Reflection is real and not edited into the image, but I did blend another image with jersey on the subject. Edited with Photoshop CC 2015 HDR and added some texture to the edges.

Strich-1360rhdr2txwebI am thinking the window would be a good spot for an action image blended in. Hmmm…?

The battle is won within…

Hustle, attitude, respect, discipline…

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Images and blended photography by Joyce Meyer

A season may be winding down, but its effects will linger for a lifetime.

 

Friday Night Lights…

Kraus-3645blendfirewebPlaying around with a blend… a little HDR, a little fire and a little fun to get the day going.  GO LANCERS!!

Let the games begin…

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Images captured and blended by Joyce Meyer