Dog Portrait and Lighting Diagram : Elinchrom DRX One

Here is a quick portrait I shot of our dog Oscar last week.  I shot this while testing out one of Elinchrom’s new DRX One strobes.  If you aren’t familiar with this light, it is a new 100ws compact monolight from Elinchrom.  It has about twice the power of say a Canon or Nikon Speedlite.  The great thing about it that it is smaller, lighter, and much more compact that the other Elinchrom monolights I own.  Its easy to travel with without taking up a lot of space in cases.  The 100ws worth of power put out by this light is plenty for an indoor portrait for example.  It also can also be powered down low enough level to let you shoot at much faster apertures with strobe lighting.  So far its been a great addition to my lighting gear.  Oh and the best part is it only costs about $225.00.

 

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Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers NFL NFC Wildcard Football Photos

Here are my favorite shots from the NFC Wildcard game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers a couple weeks back.  The 49ers ended up beating the Packers with a field goal in the last seconds of the game.  It was another fun season of covering the Packers, I can’t wait for the next.  Thanks for following along.

Matt

 

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

 

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh throws passes during warm-ups.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald kneels in the end zone prior to the start of an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is hit during a run by Green Bay Packers nose tackle Ryan Pickett.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree makes a catch while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree can’t pull in a pass while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is hit during a run by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson performs a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore scores a touchdown while being pulled down by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) and outside linebacker Andy Mulumba (55).

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson makes a catch while being covered by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Perrish Cox.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tries to scramble past Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets hit during a run by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tosses the ball to running back Eddie Lacy.

 

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs past Green Bay Packers nose tackle Ryan Pickett.

 

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

 

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek is hit after making a catch by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is hit by San Francisco 49ers defensive back Perrish Cox.

 

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh yells to his team.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is hit after making a catch by San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid.

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Football Photos

It’s again an exciting time for Packers fans here in Green Bay.  The team has finally gotten back two of their star players back after about 6 weeks with out them.  Last weekend the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to determine who would be the NFC North champs and earn a spot in the playoffs.  And for me that means covering another home playoff game at Lambeau Field.  I’m not sure if the 49ers are ready for the frigid temps we are supposed to have this Sunday, but I know it won’t slow the Packers down while they try to make their way to another Super Bowl.

Here are my favorite shots from the last two home games against the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Enjoy.

Matt

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) and outside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55).

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde is hit during a kick return by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) and defensive end Cliff Matthews (98).

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn fumbles the ball after being hit by Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is pushed out of bounds by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn and head coach Mike McCarthy talk on the sidelines.

 

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Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (56) and cornerback Robert Alford (23) celebrate scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn and Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore reach for a loose ball.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is hit during a run by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick reaches to try to make a catch while being covered by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

 

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Atlanta Falcons strong safety Zeke Motta gets his head bandaged up on the sidelines.

 

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan huddles up with the offense.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal hits Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) while being blocked by Atlanta Falcons tackle Ryan Schraeder (73).

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to the stands prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn hands the ball off to running back Eddie Lacy.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin makes a catch for a touchdown while being covered by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn slides while Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons jumps to avoid hitting him.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn gets up after getting sacked during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy reacts after rushing for a first down against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy jumps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to score a touchdown.

 

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham kicks a field goal against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rushes for a touchdown while being pursued by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin argues a turnover call made by officials.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth is hit by Green Bay Packers safety Sean Richardson.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Andy Mulumba reacts after making a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark sits on the field after a play agains the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn rushes for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn performs a Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger calls out signals at the line.

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde.

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) and strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) both dive to make a tackle on Green Bay Packers running back James Starks.

 

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Snow falls at Lambeau Field during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Football Photos 2013

Here’s another quick blog post of photos from the Packers last home game against the Vikings.  Things haven’t been looking good for the Packers since Aaron Rodgers injury.  Hopefully he will be back, ready to play this weekend against the Falcons.  At least the games have been still good for photos.  Here are my favorites.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stretches his arm during warm ups.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews flexes his muscles after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones is hit after making a catch by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien dodges Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien dives into the end zone while getting hit by Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway (52) and free safety Andrew Sendejo (34).

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien throws a pass while being pursued by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison.

 

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Minnesota Vikings strong safety Jamarca Sanford breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin.

 

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hit during a run by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) and cornerback Tramon Williams (38).

 

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones tries to get his hands on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

 

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings.

 

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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier slaps hands with guard Charlie Johnson during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks stiff arms Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Blanton.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn passes the ball before being taken down by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.

 

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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn scrambles past Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) is hit during a run by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) and Robert Blanton (36).

 

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder gets the ball away just before getting hit by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Football Photos

I’ve been a little behind on keeping the blog updated during the past month, so this post is going to be a combined post of photos from the last two Packers home games.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

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Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns NFL Football Photos

Despite injuries to key players, the Green Bay Packers seem to be able to fill in the voids and keep winning games.  This past weekend for instance, the Packers had players that hadn’t shown much promise in previous games step up to become play makers.  The first that comes to mind is Jarrett Boykin.  Hopefully others will keep improving and help the Packers keep winning games despite the injuries.

From a photographers stand point, shooting during rainy games is a pain in the you-know-what.  Its a balancing act of trying to keep your gear dry yet accessible enough for you to use efficiently.  Despite fumbling around with rain covered gear at times, I was able to come up with some shots I am proud of.  Here they are.  Thanks again for stopping by and looking.

Matt

 

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A member of the Cleveland Browns coaching staff runs the stairs inside Lambeau Field prior to the game.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin can’t pull in a pass while being covered by Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine.

 

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden gets a pass off right before being hit by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is hit during a run by Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambles with the ball against the Cleveland Browns.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the Cleveland Browns.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin makes a catch while being covered by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden.

 

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Green Bay Packers  quarterback Aaron Rodgers breaks the tackle of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard.

 

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Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron makes a catch while being covered by Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde.

 

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.

 

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels hits Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is injured after being hit by Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is taken off the field after being injured.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin stretches to get the ball over the goal line while getting hit by Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) and cornerback Joe Haden (23).

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson scores a touchdown while being covered by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden.

 

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Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton performs a Lambeau Leap after Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin celebrates after catching a long pass against the Cleveland Browns.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers raises his arms celebrating a Packers touchdown agains the Cleveland Browns.

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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