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Tonight was the opening night of the high school football season. In addition to covering the game action, I was assigned to get a feature photo for the front page of the newspaper. I got the game 90 minutes early to give me time to work the fans, cheerleaders and players during warm ups.
I was pretty happy with my pre-game photos, but found my game action to be a bit bland.
This year’s high school football preview will feature two of the top returning players, “the cream of the crop” so to speak. So I set out to find a location to photograph the two. I ended up at the Rutledge Farm corn field south of Tumwater. I wanted to completely overpower the sun, which was brightly shining straight overhead for the 1 p.m. shoot. I positioned myself so the sun would be back left, then used my White Lightning strobes with a softbox as the main light to the front left, and one bare strobe backlight to the back right. My first test shots with reporter Meg Wochnick had me pleasantly surprised.
I then moved the players into place. At left is Timberline quarterback Kevin Russell. At right is Capital running back Tyler Sundberg. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.