I'm finally getting this little video of our Real Salt Lake Soccer shoot uploaded for all to check out. This shoot goes back a couple of months, but it was fun to look back on an exciting media day with the RSL team as we shot a series of full body portraits and player headshots. A huge thanks to the RSL players, Marketing Folks (Davy Ratchford & Ben Evjen) as well as Christian Hall and Spy Guys crew for their behind the scenes footage and final edit of our day at Rio Tinto Stadium.
For those photogs interested in some of the techy stuff, including lighting configs and set-ups, I'll save you a few play/pause mouse clicks and deliver the good below. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Profoto Acute 1200 (2 heads) - one strobe into beauty dish w/diffuser sock for hair light, one strobe as background light (Head Shots)
Profoto 7B pack w/ Ring flash for fill light (Full Body Portaits)
Profoto 600r x2 w/20 degree grids for some kicker lights (all shots)
Canon 580EXII x 2 (added strip light on side)
Canon 5D Mark II
Pocket wizards x 4 (a few built into Profoto packs)
Lots of CF Memory and a good playlist in itunes
Gatorade bucket full of water w/spray bottle for star player headshots
For the "intense" headshots with nasty, gritty, sweat dripping off of the players faces :-), we went to a second lighting set-up with the gridded lights located about 7 feet back and at a 45 degree angle to each player for strong highlights while a beauty dished strobe was located overhead about 4 feet from the player and dialed down about a stop and half or so. See more player shots from the MLS shoot here: Kevin Winzeler Photography
Check out more Behind the scenes videos coming soon...
Basic light config