Shooting on Location: Rugby Player

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 27, 2012

Category: General

Hey Folks,

Hope all is well with you 🙂

Well through the wonders of technology, well a WiFi Hotspot anyway, I thought I’d post whilst out on location grabbing a bite to eat…

I’m currently down in Farnham, Surrey photographing for a new company website specialising in Sports Massage Therapy where the images we’re working on are to be used as page backgrounds and across other promotional material.

For obvious reasons I need to keep this brief so here’s a quick look B.T.S. (Behind the Scenes) to give you an idea what’s going on…

For the portrait shots we’re using a meeting room in the local Health/Sports Club as a make-shift studio.

Despite having a backdrop and stands in the car I opted to use one of the walls in the meeting room instead. I just needed to light our Rugby Player (Sam) in such a way as there was contrast between him and the wall so that cutting him out later during the retouching was that much easier.

Oh and yes, that there’s a Lightmeter which I use all the time now having been bullied convinced by my Buddy Frank Doorhof when I was over in the Netherlands with him last month [Link]. Never used to use one but now (for me) I’m finding setting up so much quicker…and that’s most definitely a good thing 🙂
Here you can see me using the traditional ‘Photographer Squat‘ technique to grab a few shots of the nearby Rugby Playing fields which will be used as the background in the final picture; the fields I mean…not me squatting 🙂Anyway I really must dash as we have more shots to take and I don’t want to get on the wrong side of these Rugby guys so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,

Enjoy,
Glyn

ps> I’ll post some images from this shoot including a look at the lighting and retouching in Photoshop early next week 

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7 Comments

  1. Mike Macdonald

    Looking forward to seeing the final images 🙂

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Cheers Mike; should be online Monday/Tuesday 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kevin Halliburton

    Rugby players run through the Glyn Dewis awesome treatment – Got a feeling I’m going to like this.

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Kevin … Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  3. Brano

    Hi Glyn, looking forward for final images too. What lens did you use for background shooting?

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Brano…I used my 24-70mm f/2,8 😉

      Reply
  4. DaveT

    Really looking forward to seeing this. It’s good to see something shot outside of the studio too as it’s more likely this would be the sort of environment I would find myself in.

    Reply

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