28 Mar 2013
Yes, it’s the start of a new sport season so I have been blogging about my newest posters. Just finished up with the guys track and the golf posters. To be honest I had no ideas of what I was going to do with the posters. Yes, even I go blank occasionally. But I know how to light and I know how to composite so I figured I would take their pictures first and then come up with a cool background. The only thing is when I do it this way I can’t get too crazy with the posing and have to remain somewhat generic. But each team wanted at least 14 people on the poster and on the final product I also have to include a schedule and a list of sponsors, which makes it very difficult to come up with a cool background and include a large amount of team members.
For the golf I came up with the idea of Daily Dose of Iron. There is a steel mill in town that employs a large amount of people and I thought it would be cool to gain access to the mill and take some sweet pictures inside for the background. But after a few phonecalls I found out that for some reason they are very relucant to let me in. Instead I was able to tweak some other images to create what I needed. But it ended up looking much like I think I would have been able to get inside the mill.
The guys track I was at a complete loss of what to do. I spent forever looking for something that would inspire me. I saw a burning tire somewhere and thought it was cool but decided to change the tire to a stopwatch, but I still wasn’t sure what to do for a motto. After a lot of attempts I came up with “It’s go time and inserted a bunch of other clocks in the background. I tried to stick to the blue and gold theme for the posters because those are the school colors. I think it turned out pretty well for having no idea when I took the individual shots.