things fall apart, so have a backup plan ready

December 29, 2009 in Portraits, Sports

Nikon D3, 14-24mm @ 24mm, 200iso, f/14, 1/200, manual

UCI Men’s Basketball players pose for a portrait for the New University: (From left) Michael Hunter, Zack Atkinson, Patrick Rembert.

Last quarter I shot a feature photo of a few UCI Men’s basketball players. The photo editor and myself had an elaborate shoot planned out, we had gotten all our equipment together, we scouted locations, and I even had drawn up a story board for how the scene was going to be set up. Long story short, things fell apart last minute but we still need a shot. Its not always the most satisfying, but its important to have a backup. Something that you know you can do every time and that will still look good.