Senior Portrait On A Big Pile Of Soccer Balls

Josh’s Senior Portrait On A Big Pile Of Soccer Balls

Before we talk about Josh’s senior portrait on a big pile of soccer balls, lets talk high school senior portraits in general for a minute.

This has probably been our busiest year ever in the senior portrait department. Heck, we had six high school seniors in two days on our North Shore Portrait Weekend this year alone! I’m very proud of the images I’ve been creating on location for my seniors and all other types of portraits this year. I’m pretty juiced on creating images that they can’t get anywhere else.

For the most part, I always bring a portable lighting studio with me on location for almost all of my location portraits. Most often, Lightning McQueen is there with at least one or two more lights involved.

As we walk around places like Saint Anthony Main, there’s always other photographers (sometimes a lot of them) taking pictures of other seniors with nothing more than a camera. It’s interesting to hear my seniors and their parents asking me why I have so much lighting gear and they have only camera and a lens. I tell them why I do it and how it will make their portraits look so much better than with no lighting at all. Afterwards, they come to the studio to see their portraits and they see what I was talking about. There’s no dark eyes, bad color, hot spots, or super bright blown-out backgrounds.

We Create Green Screen Portraits Too

I’ve also been taking some of my senior portraits on green screen lately. While it’s fun to take them on green screen, it’s way more fun to create something cool with the images afterwards. A few weeks ago, I created this cool composite of Josh diving in his baseball uniform. I thing everyone will agree, that turned out pretty cool!

Saint Croix Falls High School baseball player taken on a green screen background. A baseball player is diving and making a throw. Image is before the green screen extraction has was done.

The throw!

Josh’s senior portraits (his “normal” ones) at Saint Anthony Main turned out really awesome too!

Saint Croix Falls High School baseball player taken on a green screen background. A baseball player is diving and making a throw. Image is after the green screen extraction has been done with school colors and special effects added.

The real throw!

Well, a couple of weeks after his outdoor senior portraits were created, he dropped by the studio with his parents to take a look at them. I asked him to bring both his baseball and soccer gear with him so we could come up with something special. It was time to play on the green screen!

Senior portrait of a soccer player on green screen before playing him in a composite.

Josh’s senior portrait captured on green screen. This is before I placed him on a big pile of soccer balls!

In addition to playing baseball, Josh plays soccer too. He’s a co-captain on the Saint Croix Falls High School soccer team, and we took some of his green screen senior portraits in that uniform too. Here’s the first (so far) soccer green screen composite that I’ve created from that fun senior portrait session.

Simply put, it’s Josh’s senior portrait on a big pile of soccer balls! What a catchy title! I’ve also got him in front of a soccer goal, inside a stadium, at night, with lots of cool smoke! This is a high school senior portrait that really rocks!

Senior portrait on a big pile of soccer balls. Josh is sitting in front of a soccer goal and the composite takes place at night in a stadium with lots of smoke.

Josh’s senior portrait on a big pile of soccer balls!

I hope you enjoyed Josh’s senior portrait on a big pile of soccer balls! It sure was fun to create!

“Senior Portrait On A Big Pile Of Soccer Balls” – © 2017 Michael Anderson Photography.

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