Category: Guys

Clarkston High School Sport photography

Clarkston High School Sport photography of the football captains.  The team putting the program together wanted to feature the nine senior captains of the football team and asked if I would do some shots.  Always glad to help local sport, I agreed.  We shot the seniors in the football jerseys against a white backdrop with simple directional light.  I got them looking all mean, tough and menacing.  This is the group of athletes that lead Clarkston to their second state championship in three years, quite an accomplishment.

I know some of the seniors used the images for their senior sport photography open house banners.  Some made high school senior prints for Mom and Grandma.

I am in conversation again with the program team to do not only the football seniors, but possibly all the fall sports program seniors.  Looking forward to nice images of Clarkston’s finest.

High School football player senior pictures

High School football player senior pictures. I did the first part of this football players session at the Clarkston High Schools football field.  We put the student up near the press box with the team logo in the background, did some additional portraits of him sitting in the bleachers, did some with him on the back stairs and finished up the stands with the sun coming through the bleachers underneath the stands.  The student then changed into a shirt and tie for some strongly back lit shot at the fence and in the field behind the stadium.  We had him do his best Joe Cool (none of the kids know what that is) leaning against the fence. After that he changed into his football uniform.  We were able to put him on the field and the AD turned the lights on for us.  We got some pretty dramatic shots of the player with the stadium

A couple days later the student came to the studio where we did his yearbook shot and a handful of additional studio portraits.  He wore his varsity jacket and a “Joe Cool” white t-shirt.

High school senior sport photography

High school senior sport photography of a Clarkston soccer player.  I met this student and his Dad at the football and soccer stadium for some posed and action shots.  Dad tossed balls up for headers and scissor kicks and the student had a workout with all the shots we did.  We chose to shoot late in the evening, starting right at sunset and letting the sky get darker, adding some off camera flash for dramatic sport action shots.  The student used one of the scissor kick shots as a large banner for his open house.  I suspect the banner will end up in his California college dorm room.

This student also want to study marine biology, so we came up with the idea to put him a business suit and have him walk in a local lake.  We also had him ride a jet ski in a shirt and tie a make a series of big splashes and waves.  We later did some simple outdoor portraits in a friend’s backyard at their Waterford lake house.

After we did the yearbook shot, we had him put his varsity jacket on and did some simple studio portraits.

Clarkston High School Senior photography

Clarkston High School Senior photography.  As you might have guessed by all the shot at the stadium, this senior plays football for the school.  We had a bit of a cloudy day that started at the football field and stadium stands.  We later went to Depot Park and shot on the traditional green bridge near the gazebo and then on a grassy knoll just near the kid’s playset.  We had to wait a couple times for the kids playing on the playsets to clear our background.  The fall colors at the park added a nice splash of color.  At both locations the skies were a bit gloomy and very evenly overcast.  This kind of lighting can make for nice portraits, a bit boring and safe, but nice.  I wanted to snap things up a bit so I added off camera flash for most of the shots.

This was a pretty basic Clarkston High School Senior photography session.  We only went to two locations and the student only had one wardrobe change, varsity letter jacket on and off.  I took about an hour total and Mom and Dad were very pleased.