If you’re awarded the opportunity to do a commercial photo shoot for a major sporting event, you’ll want to be prepared and have a good idea of what the client is expecting. In this behind the scenes look at a photo shoot for a boxing match, you can take a look as photographer Monte Isom works with the athletes on set to ensure he gets the shot he is looking for:
Tips for Working with Athletes
- Lead by example. If your subjects are having a hard time understanding how you want them to pose, demonstrate it for them.
- When photographing athletes, it’s easy to remember to take shots of their muscles, but don’t forget about their faces. Top notch athletes tend to have a fierce competitive expression that translates well into portraits.
- Have your subject practice some moves or stances to help set the tone.
“When shooting athletes you want to use hard dramatic lights to emphasize their ripped muscles, but you still want to see their face.”
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