When a company wants to deliver a visual message to their audience, photography is just a small part in the collaborative process. The finalization of layout, copy, and post-production are all needed before the deliverable is primed and ready for viewing. Needless to say, when viewing the end result, it’s a great feeling!
These adidas Women’s Yoga Training pictures are part of the finished presentation for adidas retail stores, Fiction, and Polara Studio lifestyle photographer Derrin Battles. It was a great effort, so when you see them out there, let us know!
Millions around the world are watching the 2012 Olympic games in London, but behind the scenes in our own backyard the Portland State University Vikings are training hard for their upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Polara Studio Product and Lifestyle photographer Derrin Battles worked with the PSU Vikings earlier this summer to create epic, edgy imagery for their new season. Working with the athletes was great – the intensity they show in games was easily recorded on camera (sans PSU Viking Khalil Bass holding cute, fluffy dog).
As many of you know, I’ve been filming my friend Dan McLaughlin in his quest to become a professional golfer. He calls his project The Dan Plan, and he is trying to put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice over five years in the hopes of achieving his goal. Quite a feat for someone who had never played golf before the age of 30.
Our latest video features Dan’s program for getting his body in shape for his game and swing. Dan works with Physical Therapist and Strength Trainer Shawn Dailey, who specializes in working with golfers in all levels of the game. Together they are creating a program where by Dan can strengthen his muscles in a way that builds his swing from the ground up. Take a look.
I’ve been working with my friend Dan Mclaughlin on a documentary project. Dan is an interesting guy. He worked for a long time as a photo assistant/photographer and then last year he decided to make a big change in his life. He quit working and took up golf full time with the goal of becoming a tour pro in 4-6 years. This is a huge gamble considering he’d played almost no golf before he decided to do this. The result is a project he calls The Dan Plan. He’s trying to test the theory that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert at something.
His website has a countdown of the hours he’s put in, along with regular blog posts and video that documents his progress. Check out this video I shot and edited for his site. It explains the project pretty well.
Hi everybody. I haven’t posted in a while but now that our annual party is over (look for a post on it coming up soon) I’ll have time to do more writing. So about a year ago we needed to find a boxing ring for a photo shoot. We ended up finding one at a place called Straight Blast Gym. It’s a Mixed Martial Arts gym that specializes in Brazilian Jujitsu. I thought it was intriguing and visually interesting so I decided to do a project on it. I’ve been hanging around there for the last few weeks and I wanted to share some of the highlights. Here are a few of my favorites:
This project is not like a normal commercial photography shoot in that I can’t use strobes because of safety concerns. It’s been a really great challenge for me. Amanda and Matt at Straight Blast have been great, and I’ve had pretty much free reign to do whatever I want. I’ll be working on and off as the year goes on and I hope to include some location portraits of their competition team with studio lighting. You can see the rest of the photostream here. I’m not really sure where the project is going, but I’ll be posting more photos as it goes along.