Assignment First: Water Polo Player Portrait

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I love “assignment firsts”. Making a portrait of a high school water polo player for the Columbine Courier sports section was definitely a first for me. I didn’t know we even had non-collegiate water polo clubs in Colorado.

One From This Weekend

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

I made this picture on Friday night at Evergreen High School. That gym is one of my favorites to light. I’ll take good action and good color over ISO 3200 and a motor drive any day. This picture was made using techniques learned from strobist.com. Speaking of the strobist, David Hobby himself will be visiting Denver on March 22, 2011 along with Joe McNally on the flash bus tour. If you are looking for a good (cheap) workshop that will most likely be packed full of information about getting your flash off of your camera this is it.