Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ms. Basketball - Kimberly Parker


This is a slight departure from what I normally shoot, portraits are my weakness, but with some help with a friends gear and my coworker/homie Keith it actually worked out nicely I think.(doesn't hurt that she looks like Kelly LeBroc). Every year our paper picks two prep athletes to feature as Mr & Ms Basketball. This year Kimberly Parker of Wasatch High School took home the title. I wanted to play up the small town, smaller school nature aspect of the story so we found a cool old fence in her hometown of Heber. Had her leave her shoes untied and look as casual as possible. It was a fun shoot. Just in case you are interested in settings here they are the best I can remember.
ISO 100, f1.4, 1/2500th, 50mm Canon lens, ND filter, 3 Canon strobes at high speed, one on her face, the other pointed towards her shoes.

15 comments:

Mark said...

such a great shot!

I know you probably get asked this alot, but what would you suggest would be a great starter camera for an amateur photographer (like myself, who doesn't have all the photo jargon down) who wants to get away from the small cameras you get at a Christmas sale and start taking some great (or at least great shots)?

Justin Caldwell said...

Looks great Miguel.

BTW, congrats on the NPPA thing.

LoLa said...

I don't comment very often, Mike, but I always enjoy when a new post of yours come up on my reader. Terrific portrait. Lola/Laura

calanan said...

Very nice Strobist work, homeboy!

LC said...

Keith said it was all him. I think you two should fight.

deedee said...

i love that picture! the scenery is perfect! that would be something i would photograph!

Anonymous said...

So who is this "friend" that was kind enough to lend you his gear but still doesn't appear on your blog roll?? Hmm… Sweet pic dude.

Rachel E. said...

Wow, the photo is as gorgeous as she is...

Jakob said...

Great shot, Mike

Foodie Writes... said...

Diggin this one. Hot pic.

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culturepublic.com said...

Wonderful portrait :)

The Zangs said...

sorry, but i don't think you have a photography weakness at all- all your portraits that i have seen totally ROCK!

Frapz said...

This is interesting. The whole shot is beautiful. Nice.

Melvin said...

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