I’ve always loved challenging myself when it comes to photography.
Whether it was getting in on a plane in a dogfight or rappelling off a cliff, having a camera in those instances meant I could replace my fears with my strong desire to come up with exciting images that are unusual.
So when Staci called and asked if I could photograph her son Nicholas, a high school senior who is a water polo player and all round high achieving student, I was excited.
It meant instead of the run-of-the-mill images, my subject Nicholas would give me a chance to try shooting in water.
I decided that the photo shoot would be a two-parter because shooting in water or a pool requires some finessing since I don’t own an underwater housing.
Before we wrapped things up, I had Nicholas pose for a few pictures with the ball.
Using the hedge as the background was easiest as we were in his uncle’s backyard. I used my WL 800 as the accent or backlight (about 2 o’clock) and my Canon 600EX-RT as my main light (camera left).