Baseball: Hillsdale v San Francisco State

More images from the Charger’s baseball game in San Mateo the other week.

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

Baseball Over the Bay

Hillsdale Charger Baseball

The Hillsdale Chargers played a couple games in the San Francisco Bay Area this week and I was able to go to the one against San Francisco State which was played at the College of San Mateo. The weather wasn’t ideal, but at least it was only raining for one inning and the Chargers triumphed 8-3. More game photos next week after I get back from hitting the powder in Tahoe this weekend!

Making of “The Sartorialst”

In this post I’m going to break down how I created the last image I posted. I planned out in advance how I wanted the photo to look and feel and scouted the location the night before.

I set up my camera on a tripod and lit each of the girls individually, starting from the left and using a beauty dish and a soft box.

Making of The Sartorialist

Once I was happy with the shots of Casey, I repositioned my lights and shot Anna.

Making of The Sartorialist

I moved my lights again and shot Jessica.

Making of The Sartorialist

Lastly, I took a number of different shots of the scene with varying exposures.

Making of The Sartorialist

I did all my tweaking and color correction in Adobe Camera Raw before importing all the images as layers into Photoshop. I created a mask for each layer and painted in the area I wanted to show using brushes with varying hardness and opacity, working carefully to keep the light and shadows as realistic as possible. I then used one of my base scene images to fix a couple areas and finish the image.

Special thanks to my friend Trevor who accompanied me to help with the lighting, primarily to hold the beauty dish because I still haven’t made a mount for it yet.

The Sartorialist

Sartorialist

I shot this at the end of last semester for my college newspaper’s fashion column, “The Sartorialist,” but waited to post it here until it ran in the Collegian.

The West Coast

West Coast

I have been blessed to live this final semester of college with three amazing, godly guys who have all been such an encouragement to me. They are also a ton of fun to hang out with and always willing to go along with any crazy photo ideas I cook up, like our first house photo. I am certainly going to miss these three men.

We named our off-campus apartment The West Coast because all of us have lived at some point on the West Coast. The families of my three housemates all still live there and I’ll be going back next month to start a full-time job with the start-up company I worked for this past summer located in the Bay Area. I am really excited to go back and work hard at a company I love with people I greatly respect and admire. I’d like to keep up my photography, so hopefully I can land some shoots on the side. If you’re a reader in the Bay Area and want to hire me or know someone who might, drop me a line.

And now the nerdy photography stuff…
Strobist info: SB-600 through softbox camera right, SB-600 in beauty dish camera left, white reflector used for fill camera left.
Special thanks to Shannon for snapping the photo so I didn’t have to bust out the tripod. :)

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