I love photographing team sports photos. I hate the production-line aspect of it – getting 45 minutes to photograph 20 athletes. But I guess that’s the challenge of it. Making every player feel like a superstar and coming away with dramatic portraits of each player.
I have to set up lights to accommodate multiple poses, multiple players and a wide range of scenarios, so I can’t super-script the lights focus, but I still try to get the light to behave with some character and detail.
Here are some of my favorites from this year’s Northland Preparatory basketball team photos we took a few weeks ago.