Category Archives: Photography

Cyclist Portrait: Part 2

A little while back I wrote a blog post about shooting a portrait of a cyclist using neutral density filters.  The portrait just happened to be a secondary shot the day of the shoot.  The main shot that I wanted to get was more of an action shot that I could use to build into a composite image.  Well I’m finally getting around to posting that completed composite.  Much of the lighting was I used was similar to the lighting used in the neutral density portrait as well as some of the other more recent composites I’ve shot.  Thanks for checking it out.

Matt

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Seussical The Musical: Presented by Wrightstown High School

This past weekend Wrightstown High School put on their performance of Seussical the Musical.  For those of you not familiar with the show, it is based on many of the famous Dr. Seuss books for children.  The show mainly follows the story  of Horton Hears a Who but also incorporates many other story lines from the other Seuss books.  My wife, who happens to be the co-director of the show, and I thought it would be cool to shoot portraits of the actors considering the show has a very colorful set along with colorful costumes.  We would eventually combine these images to make a poster for the show which the actors could have as a keepsake.  I wanted to shoot everything on a neutral background so the colors in the actor’s costumes would pop out.  The set up was fairly simple considering we had to shoot 11 different shots in about 20 minutes before one of the last dress rehearsals.  The background was lit with a single strobe on a floor stand with a 20 degree grid.  The actors were then lit with a beauty dish on a boom stand and a strip box behind them to camera left to create separation.   Here are some of the images we came up with along with the poster we made.  Thanks for looking.

 

Matt

 

The Cat in The Hat

 

Horton the Elephant

 

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

 

The Grinch

 

The Sour Kangaroo

 

2011 NCAA Women’s Horizon League Championship Wisconsin-Green Bay vs Butler

This afternoon I covered the Women’s Horizon League Championship game between UW-Green Bay and Butler.  Green Bay has been rolling over all the teams they have played lately and had no problem brining home the championship trophy against Butler.  Hopefully they can keep their momentum going as they enter the NCAA tournament.  Here are my favorite shots.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Bay Packers vs Miami Dolphins NFL Football Photos

This past Sunday the Pack took on the Dolphins and suffered another overtime loss for the second week in a row.  From a shooter’s stand point, you couldn’t have asked for a better October day to shoot football.  Here are my favorites.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

Lambeau Field  prior to  the Green Bay Packers  Miami Dolphins NFL football game.

 

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall

 

Miami Dolphins cornerback Benny Sapp and linebacker Channing Crowder talk on the sidelines before the game.

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings dives after getting hit by Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis.

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings gets hit by Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis.

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown.

 

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk hits   Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.

 

Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins hits  Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.

 

Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver.

 

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne hands the ball off.

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

 

Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree is pursued by Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons (30) and linebacker Karlos Dansby.

 

Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins players line up before the ball is snapped.

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches as fullback John Kuhn jumps over the hands of Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell.

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins.

 

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams and cornerback Jarrett Bush hit  Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll.

 

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Pat McQuistan

 

Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson gets hit during a run by Miami Dolphins cornerback Jason Allen.

 

Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones.

 

 

Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions NFL Football Photos

This past sunday the Green Bay Packers took on the Detroit Lions in what turned out to be a pretty close football game.  Unfortunately from a shooting standpoint, it seemed like I was always in the wrong place at the wrong time resulting in some key shots missed.  Anyone who has shot sports knows that you will have days like this.  Here are some frames I was happy with though. Thanks again for looking.

Matt

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson takes the field.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver celebrates a touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.

Fans gather in the stands at Lambeau Field prior to the game.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson reacts after a run against the Detroit Lions.

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji sacks  Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill.

Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill.

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew reaches for extra yards.

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley celebrates a touchdown with a Lambeau Leap.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews reacts after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill.

Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson is hit during a run by Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas.

Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler is hit by Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk hits  Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks with Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas after the game.

Green Bay Golf Invitational

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to shoot the Green Bay Golf Invitational at the Green Bay Country Club for UW-Green Bay.  The course was a great place to shoot and the weather turned out to be better than expected.  Here are seven of my favorite shots.  Thanks for looking.

Matt