It takes a substantial commitment of time and money to be a part of club sports. The Sandpoint Volleyball Club works hard to come up with ways to raise funds to help offset the financial burden that club volleyball requires. This year they are putting together a magazine featuring the teams with funds being raised through the sale of advertising to local businesses. I had the opportunity to be the feature photographer in the production of the magazine which is scheduled to be finished the first week of February and should be available all over Sandpoint.
The first thing we needed was a cover shot, something that would be signature Sandpoint and also catch the eye. Volleyball uniforms are not exactly insulated but nonetheless Beth Lewis braved the cold Winter day to work with us for a cover photo. Here is the cover shot along with a couple more shots from the afternoon.
For the rest of the photography we moved indoors. We took some team photos and then moved on to some individual photos. I wanted to be able to do some composite work with the shots so we took head shots and full body shots using a seamless paper backdrop like this one below.
Shooting this way made it a bit easier to do some composites. Here is a single player version:
Now a single player along with a team photo.
The composite that I really wanted to put together was a team photo made up of each individual portrait. I created one for each of the three teams that we created full body shots for.
To finish off the day four of the ladies stuck around to do some action portraits. We set these up using five different lights, two high powered strobes were the main lights and then for some of the photos I used as many as three speedlights to ad some interest in the otherwise black background.
If you are interested in seeing all of the finished results from this project you can find them on my website at this link: http://bit.ly/ysPKG1